Buttermilk Alternative?

Baking By khewston Updated 27 May 2011 , 1:57pm by adonisthegreek1

khewston Posted 27 May 2011 , 11:33am
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I have a recipe that calls for buttermilk. The only buttermilk I can find in the store is lowfat. Anyone have a suggestions I what I can use. The recipe is for cupcakes.
Thanks,
Kathy

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 27 May 2011 , 11:51am
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You can get a similar result by putting a tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of milk. Let it sit. It will thicken.

ljslight Posted 27 May 2011 , 11:55am
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I use powered buttermilk. It keeps in the ice box for a long time. I find it with the spices, cake mixes, flour and sugar isle. It works really well. I have found I like it better than the real buttermilk for flavor.

Bri122005 Posted 27 May 2011 , 11:56am
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Like the previous post said, lemon juice works best, but if you don't have any, you can use vinegar as well.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by khewston

I have a recipe that calls for buttermilk. The only buttermilk I can find in the store is lowfat. Anyone have a suggestions I what I can use. The recipe is for cupcakes.
Thanks,
Kathy


Low fat buttermilk is fine...in fact, most of what you will find in the store is low fat....whole fat butter milk is not very common these days. You can also mix 1/4 cup sour cream into 3/4 up milk and let it sit about 10 minutes and you will have a fine substitute.

cakegrandma Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:41pm
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I buy the powdered buttermilk at Wal Mart and keep it in the fridge after I open the can. I think Wal Mart has it the cheapest and it is well worth buying. I actually like this better than souring milk but, that is just my opinion. Good luck
evelyn

adonisthegreek1 Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:57pm
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Put 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice in cup then fill cup to 1 cup line with milk. Let sit for 5 minutes, then use.

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