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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:45 PM

Buttermilk! What to do with it?

I marinated some chicken(for oven baked chicken)in buttermilk. I had to buy a quart, so I have a LOT left over. Any ideas on how I might use it up? I'd hate to waste it. It's cultured buttermilk, as opposed to the stuff that's left behind when I make butter.

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Reply Buttermilk! What to do with it? (Original post)
kurtzapril4 Jan 2013 OP
FarPoint Jan 2013 #1
Lars39 Jan 2013 #2
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #3
yellerpup Jan 2013 #4
cbayer Jan 2013 #5
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #6
Whisp Jan 2013 #16
Betsy Ross Jan 2013 #7
woodsprite Jan 2013 #8
Warpy Jan 2013 #9
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2013 #10
Freddie Jan 2013 #11
The empressof all Jan 2013 #12
kurtzapril4 Jan 2013 #13
gkhouston Jan 2013 #14
Kali Jan 2013 #15
gkhouston Jan 2013 #17
FarPoint Jan 2013 #19
noamnety Jan 2013 #18
Lucinda Feb 2013 #28
Bjornsdotter Jan 2013 #20
Cairycat Jan 2013 #21
no_hypocrisy Jan 2013 #22
DrDan Jan 2013 #23
kurtzapril4 Jan 2013 #24
DrDan Jan 2013 #25
dark forest Feb 2013 #26
dem in texas Feb 2013 #27

Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:50 PM

1. Pancakes for breakfast....

add some blueberries.

I add it to fresh mash potatoes for a touch of tang.

Oh....cornbread in a cast iron skillet....50/50 with whole sweet milk.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:50 PM

2. It freezes well.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:50 PM

3. Make some cornbread, or make buttermilk ranch dressing for salad or veggies.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:58 PM

4. Add 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to your biscuit recipe

when you use buttermilk. Makes heavenly light, rich tasting biscuits. Cornbread is also more tender with buttermilk. I have mashed potatoes with buttermilk mixed with butter. Tangy!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:06 PM

5. Pancakes, salad dressing, biscuits, smoothies.

It will keep a long time in the fridge.

My mother use to drink it in a glass, but it's a little thick for me.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:07 PM

6. Drink it.

It's tasty on its own. It tastes a bit like sour cream, IMO. Good stuff!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:32 PM

16. it is a good drink.

yum

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:24 PM

7. Cole slaw. My favorite. My

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:40 PM

8. Chocolate Cake :)

Texas Sheet Cake
http://southernfood.about.com/od/chocolatecakes/r/bl10731d.htm

or

Betty Crocker's Cocoa Fudge Cake
http://www.food.com/recipe/cocoa-fudge-cake-194674

That was the first cake I ever made. Let's just say it's a miracle it turned out. Being a pre-teen with no cooking experience, I thought I could substitute additional butter and milk for the buttermilk.

Our family loves it frosted with fluffy white 7-minute frosting.

Didn't know you could freeze buttermilk. I'll have to note that.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:05 PM

9. Irish soda bread, buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk biscuits

add to sour cream in beef stroganoff, add garlic, salt, pepper, herbs of your choice and mayo and buzz up for a fabulous "house dressing" that is as good to dunk French fries into as it is on salads. It can also be subbed for or added to yogurt in recipes like yogurt chicken and kale and yogurt soup, all fantastic ways to use it up.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:14 PM

10. I should have used some in the dumplings I made for dinner

I keep the powdered version around for baking because I don't use it as frequently as I should.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:19 PM

11. PA Dutch Sugar cakes

Large soft sugar cookies with a delicate taste and texture, totally wonderful! And whenever I make them I have no idea what to do with the rest of the buttermilk either!

3.5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Stir together & set aside
1 cup white shortening (1 Crisco Stick, not the butter-flavored)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat these together in very large bowl.
Alternately beat flour mixture into this with:
1 cup buttermilk
Dough will be soft like pudding.
Preheat oven to 375
Use parchment paper on cookie sheets, drop "blobs" of dough about the size of a large egg. Sprinkle with colored sugar if you like.
Bake about 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Do not underbake or cookies will "sink". Cool on racks. Makes about 2 dozen. Store tightly covered, keeps about 1 week.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:25 PM

12. Ice Cream

Martha Stewarts recipe is delicious...and I wear it as a testament on my hips. LOL You do need an ice cream freezer though.

http://www.marthastewart.com/313097/buttermilk-ice-cream




Martha Stewart Living, October 2001

Yield Makes about 6 cups

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Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups buttermilk
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 pinch of salt
Grated zest of 1/4 lemon (about 1/2 teaspoon)

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; remove from heat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until chilled.

In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, lemon juice, corn syrup, and salt. Slowly add chilled syrup; whisk to combine. Stir in lemon zest. Freeze in an ice-cream maker, following manufacturer's instructions.

When I didn't have corn syrup handy I have subbed out with Maple Syrup or Agave. It isn't the same. I use the light Karo syrup.



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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:51 PM

13. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

I'm definitely going to make some pancakes and cornbread with it! I ran across a recipe for buttermilk pie that I may try. Keep 'em coming!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:10 PM

14. If you're not a buttermilk fan but find in the future that you want small quantities

of it for a recipe, consider buying buttermilk powder. (On the baking aisle.)

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:30 PM

15. or just curdle milk

one TBsp of lime/lemon juice or vinegar (fresh) and milk to make one cup, let sit for 5 minutes

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Response to Kali (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:42 PM

17. That's what I also do if I don't have buttermilk handy. n/t

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:33 AM

19. I have seen the buttermilk powder sold in the King Arthur's Flour catalog.

I'm going to order some powdered buttermilk now.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:43 PM

18. butter juice!

Alright, the name is gross, that's what we call it in my family. Half buttermilk, half juice (cranberry works great), mix and drink. It's a bit like a yogurt smoothie or a mango lassi. It's the best, seriously.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:47 PM

28. Hmmm....interesting.

I would have never thought of this! I may try it!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:47 PM

20. Buttermilk Pie!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:20 PM

21. Mashed potatoes

use it instead of milk when you mash potatoes - adds a nice tangy taste.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:14 PM

22. Ranch dressing

Biscuits
Waffles
Pancakes
Irish soda bread

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:53 AM

23. one word - biscuits biscuits biscuits

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Response to DrDan (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:55 PM

24. I have never baked home-made biscuits before

as leavened things I find kind of intimidating...but I will make some cat's head biscuits this weekend, and some sausage gravy to go on them. And some bacon jam to top them off, LOL!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:07 PM

25. biscuits are simple - but the most important thing - do not overwork the dough

bring it together - nothing further

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:29 AM

26. Daddy liked

to drown cornbread in it and eat that. I mean he loved it.

Try at your own risk is my advice.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:59 PM

27. Buttermilk is Yummy

It is great for biscuits, cornbread, pancakes, banana cake. German's Chocolate cake and best of all - pound cake. Try the old favorite, buttermilk pie, be sure to put a little nutmeg in it. I have made cinnamon buttermilk ice cream which is a real winner. I have a a recipe for a one bowl white cake that makes three layers and it calls for buttermilk. I put raspberry preserves between the layers and ice with white icing topped with coconut. Buttermilk give baked goods a moist, soft crumb, so prized in baking. Where I live in Texas, around the holidays, the stores sell out of buttermilk, Texas cooks love it!

And last of all, just drink it!

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