Have a recipe that calls for buttermilk, but you don’t have it in the fridge? Make your own! It’s actually a lot easier than you would think. Buttermilk is a kitchen essential; it adds flavor, thickens, tenderizes meats and veggies, and acts as a leavening agent for breads and baked goods.
Lots of delicious recipes call for buttermilk (think: fried chicken, ranch dressings, pancakes, desserts etc.) however if you do not use it often, it is almost a waste to always have it on hand and potentially let it go bad in the fridge if it is not used before its expiration. This recipe is definitely a cost-effective way to have some on hand and quick without having to run to the store when you realize, last-minute, that your recipe calls for it and you don’t have it!
Here is what you Need:
- 1 cup Whole milk
- 1 tbsp White Distilled Vinegar (or 1 tbsp Lemon Juice)
Poor Milk and Vinegar (or lemon) into a glass mixing bowl (I use a glass measuring bowl, pictured above) and let it sit and thicken for at least 10 minutes.
If you need 2 or 3 cups, just double or triple the recipe. =)
I hope you find this as useful as I did some time back! Enjoy!