Simple Substitution: Buttermilk

February 18, 2009 | By | Comments (2)

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I don’t bake very often, so when a recipe calls for buttermilk, I rarely have it in my fridge. However, I almost always have milk and lemons — and that’s all you need to make your own buttermilk. Here’s a quick trick I use to avoid an unnecessary trip to the store.

Follow these 2 simple steps:

1. Combine 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl.

2. Let the mixture stand 5 minutes.

That’s it — it’s that easy! Now your homemade buttermilk is ready to use in your recipe as directed.

Tip: This will also work with low-fat milks and distilled vinegar instead of lemon juice.

COMMENTS

  1. Creamy Lemon Curd Buttermilk Popsicles

    […] more lemon curd for a swirled effect. Don’t have buttermilk? Yeah, neither did I, so I just made my own using milk and lemon juice. These popsicles were the perfect tangy treat on a hot day […]

    May 29, 2013 at 9:18 am
  2. Luke

    I don’t bake very often, so when a recipe calls for buttermilk, I rarely have it in my fridge.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

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