Sour Cream And Buttermilk

Decorating By erimsy Updated 16 Dec 2014 , 2:48pm by julia1812

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erimsy Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 4:02pm
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this may sound silly but what is sour cream and buttermilk.
i have checked shops here but cant see anything of that nature. is it some thing you have to mix i want to try out some recipes but cant because of these ingredients. really frustrating.

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doescakestoo Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 4:18pm
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Where are you located at? I have soured milk with vinigar if I don't have any buttermilk at home. HTH

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JanH Posted 30 Oct 2006 , 4:42pm
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Buttermilk and sour cream are dairy products that add richness and a slight tangy flavor to baked goods.

You can successfully substitute sour milk for buttermilk in most recipes.

To make 1 cup (8 oz) of sour milk:

Put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in 8 oz. measuring cup.

Fill remainder of cup with milk (whole)

Let sit for 5 minutes.

Stir - ready to use.

Sour cream is a little trickier. You might be able to substitute yogurt (I'd think the whole fat).

You could make cream fraiche (a French version of sour cream) but it requires buttermilk. The enzymes in the buttermilk curdle the cream, so subsituting the fake buttermilk above shouldn't work.)

You can buy powdered buttermilk at the grocery store in the baking section.

Here's what I found online (for an example):


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erimsy Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:59pm
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thanks debiashwood, i leave in nigeria where are you. janH thank to you also. you have helped a lot

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juliana4sam Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 2:25pm
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AThanks jnah

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julia1812 Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 2:48pm
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AErimsy, try maziwa Lala, or plain yoghurt.

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