I just opened and used buttermilk that had a best before date of nov 18. Don't ask me how this slipped by the radar and I didn't notice that I had a full unused buttermilk in my fridge!
I'm trying out a new recipe, so this cake is not intended for anyone other than my immediate family. Buttermilk always smells a little wonky, right?
Should I throw out the cake when it comes out of the oven or can I try s bite if it looks ok?
*sigh* It's one of those days...
I'd say it's ok if it's never been open and that date is for store use as they can only keep it on the shelf but so long. I have a quart in my fridge now that's not open and the date was Nov 2
I use buttermilk all the time and it frequently sits in the fridge for longer than the expiration date..sometimes a couple weeks longer!
It smells off if it's bad, and separates...pour some in the sink and if it's still creamy it's fine. If you have liquid on top and a clump of solids at the bottom it's not. Buttermilk stays good forever for some reason!!
When my buttermilk gets close to the expiration date, I freeze it. I bought 12 silicone cupcake liners. They are 1/4 cup each. I put them on a cookie tray, fill, freeze, and transfer to a freezer bag. They are in perfect condition for baking.
Thanks everyone! I used it and ate the cake last night and am ok this morning!
I will freeze it next time though!