Att: Omaha Ne Cakers! Full-Fat Buttermilk!!!

Decorating By GI Updated 4 Feb 2010 , 1:56am by GI

GI Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:21pm
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I just moved to Omaha, NE. Can anyone tell me where to find FULL-FAT buttermilk!?!!

I've tried Bakers, Walmart, No Frills, Costco, convenience stores, Hy-Vee.

I've also tried making my own and the recipes are falling flat as a pancake! I'm a scratch baker and NEED this!

Please anyone! icon_biggrin.gif

15 replies
misabel99 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:31pm
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When you make your own what do you use lemon o white vinager? Because when I do my own buttermilk and I use lemon my recipe fails but when I use vinager it works perfect.

Mike1394 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:49pm
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I don't know if I've ever seen full fat BM


GrandmaG Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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I live in Lincoln and I've never seen it in any of the stores. Have you tried Whole Foods? Just a guess.

GI Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:08pm
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Mike: I did call Whole Foods. Nada with them...

Misabel: I will try it with Vinegar. Do you use whole milk and do you use this with scratch cakes?

I have a half-sheet cake order coming up and don't want to mess with a failed recipe since I have no access to full-fat buttermilk! Yikes!! I never dreamed I couldn't find it!

Mike1394 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:11pm
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I have never ever seen a full fat buttermilk. Everyone I have ever seen has been low fat.


GI Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:22pm
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Mike, where I moved from it was everywhere. Dairy farmers had full-fat and low-fat on the shelves. Full fat is about 5gm fat per serving of buttermilk. It makes the cakes moister, raises them higher and fluffier than non or low-fat buttermilk. Also, making my "own" buttermilk doesn't quite have the same results.

I never realized I couldn't get it here. I'm also looking for Pastry Pride, which I can't find anywhere. They DO, however, have Rich's Coffee Creamer, so will experiment with that part.

The buttermilk issue has thrown me for a complete loop!

Mike1394 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:24pm
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Yeah I guess getting it from a farmer is the way to go. Good luck on your search.


GrandmaG Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:25pm
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You might call Omaha Bakery Supply. I don't know if they're open today though. They carry Dawn products--not Pastry Pride but is similar. They are very helpful and might be able to tell you of a place to find the buttermilk.

GI Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:50pm
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Omaha Bakery Supply carries 50-lb sack of DRY but even THAT is not full-fat!

Crap!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Mike1394 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 6:58pm
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What if you took the LF BM, and added an extra egg yolk? That would give you some extra fat. You could also try some sour cream.


GrandmaG Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 7:27pm
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Here's a recipe using the LF BM and adding whole milk to make it a full BM.

amysue99 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 7:48pm
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Another do-it-yourself buttermilk recipe is to use half yogurt and half milk.

GI Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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Thanks GrandmaG....I may just have to try that.

Amy: I've never used 1/2 yogurt & 1/2 milk for buttermilk subs...have you tried this and have you had sunk cakes because of the heaviness of the milk?

Mike: I would think the extra egg would not be the correct consistency of the lactic acid...hmmm...tho something to think about.

globalgatherings Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:19pm
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Maybe Loffredo Produce Company?? If you need help contacting them, let me know.

Welcome to Omaha thumbs_up.gif

GI Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:56am
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Originally Posted by globalgatherings

Maybe Loffredo Produce Company?? If you need help contacting them, let me know.

Welcome to Omaha thumbs_up.gif

Thanks for the welcome! I'll look up this Produce Co. on internet and see what I come up with! icon_biggrin.gif

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