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    Buttermilk Substitution

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    dojemi's Note:

    Store-bought buttermilk can be very expensive, especially if you only need a cup or less for a recipe. But, you don't have buttermilk, and you're desperate for homemade buttermilk pancakes or biscuits. What are you gonna do? Here's an easy solution.......make your own.

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    Serves: 1



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    1. 1
      Add cream of tartar or lemon juice to the milk.
    2. 2
      Stir and allow it to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
    3. 3
      When milk starts to curdle, stir well.
    4. 4
      Buttermilk is ready to serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2011


      I don't buy buttermilk because I rarely use it. I needed a half a cup so I halved this recipe. It worked for me and I used the lemon.

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    • on November 21, 2010


      Sunday morning blues, no buttermilk off to "voila" brunch is on again and I don't have to drive to town in a snow storm yeah! Well I used the lemon juice adaptation and for our favourite pancakes my DH did not notice any difference and what difference I noticed was "extremely" marginal. I allowed the milk to curdle for 45 minutes though as it didn't seem to want to in the beginning. Absolutely delicious will use again anytime. Thank you for posting dojemi.

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    • on February 21, 2008


      Used this to make Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits and they turned out wonderful. Tried one batch with cream of tartar and the other batch with lemon juice. Both were a hit! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Buttermilk Substitution

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 179.2
    Calories from Fat 80
    Total Fat 8.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 34.1 mg
    Sodium 124.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 8.0 g

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