This is why I can never go out to eat and feel "happy" to spend exorbitant amounts of money. I can make the SAME stuff at home, for much less. The only part of going out that I miss is someone else cleaning up the mess, but hey...the trade-off is that I don't have to get all dressed up and leave my lovely home!
I prefer real buttermilk in recipes to the vinegar-lemon milk substitute. It was frustrating always running out of buttermilk just when I needed it most. I usually quadruple and make a gallon at a time. Once you've made your own, you can save some back to replenish your supply by making more. My husband loves an occasional cold glass of buttermilk on a hot summer day, with a little salt.
Update: A couple of reviewers have reported this did not work for them. Because it is a 'culture based' recipe, it relies on the fresh buttermilk that provides the 'culture' to be fresh enough that the 'culture' is still alive. Once the culture has died, it can no longer feed to create more of itself.
In general when a recipe calls for Kitchen Bouquet I use soy sauce. However, I found a roast recipe this wouldn't be appropriate for, and therefore found this recipe on the internet (www.recipegoldmine.com). To be honest, the first time I made this I didn't even follow the instructions, I just tossed some brown sugar in a pan, melted it and added water. But it worked fine. So I hope this is useful to whoever wants it.
This recipe is from the 1968 McDonald's Manager's Handbook put out in 1969 (1968 year) They quickly removed the recipe after realizing they had a very appealing "secret sauce." It was included as an emergency recipe in the event a particular store ran out of the pre-made sauce. Enjoy!
This is a fantastic clone for the store-bought marshmallow fluff and one I have used for years, it's easy to make and so much cheaper than the store-bought, I always use this instead of the real thing and it freezes well also, see note on bottom --- use this in any recipe calling for marshmallow fluff, I have also made this using dark corn syrup it is just a little darker in colour but it works just as well :)