Baking By minions Updated 2 Mar 2014 , 3:14am by minions

minions Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 10:28pm
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Is buttermilk lumpy? or like do you need to seperate once youve made itat home

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AnnieCahill Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 11:37pm
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AStore bought buttermilk is lumpy. I can't speak for homemade as I've never made it.

MBalaska Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 12:51am
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Store bought is lumpy, and well worth trying. 

liz at sugar Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 12:56am
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Our buttermilk isn't lumpy, unless it is old.  Otherwise, it is just thick.  Anderson Erickson brand.



Sassyzan Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:29am
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AI've never had lumpy buttermilk unless I forgot about it in the back of the fridge for many, many moons.

If you're talking about making a substitute for buttermilk by souring milk with acid or lemon juice, then that will get lumpy. The acid curdles the milk, and it will get more curdled the longer it sits. Just whisk it up a bit before adding to the recipe.

AnnieCahill Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:33am
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AThat's strange because every time I've bought it fresh it's always been thick with some lumps.

BeesKnees578 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 4:18am
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I have some lowfat stuff right now that is thick with a little bit of lumps.


I have bought full-fat before that is very thick and lumpy and still had a lot of butter bits in it.  Marburger's, I think is the brand here.

milkmaid42 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 6:12am
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AI'd never had my homemade buttermilk, (the genuine thing left over from making my own butter), get lumpy. Actually homemade is quite thin.. Commercial, cultured, buttermilk is naturally thick and frequently bits of butter are added to it for appearance's sake. When it gets lumpy, I just pinch the top of the carton tightly and shake vigorously. I also do the same if it has separated. It will be just fine.

minions Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 6:53pm
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so if i do add lemon to milk it will curdle and become buttermilk right? and normally buttermilk isnt lumpy? sincesome of you guys say it is and others say it isnt im kind of confused? 

milkmaid42 Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 7:14pm
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AIt doesn't become actual buttermilk, but the acid of either vinegar or lemon juice causes it to curdle and, for all intents and purposes in can be used interchangeably for buttermilk with no apparent difference in your recipe. As for being lumpy, don't let it cause you any worry. Sometimes it is and some times it isn't. My homemade, left from churning is characteristically thin. If you find it lumpy, simple shake it vigorously and it should smooth out.

minions Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 3:14am
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OH thank you 

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