Buttermilk in a Pinch

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Recipe by rochsann

When you're out of buttermilk, and you need it in a pinch for a recipe, this "Joy of Cooking" suggestion will help you out. I've used it numerous times over the years, and although the real thing is always preferable, this substitution works just fine.

Top Review by Starrynews

This is a great tip! It has come in handy so often, since I rarely need enough buttermilk to justify purchasing a lot. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in the bottom of a (one cup) measuring cup.
  2. Fill the cup with milk.

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