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Buttermilk Substitutes

Buttermilk Subsitute

This substitute requires either using fresh lemon juice or white vinegar added to milk. This particular recipe yields 1 cup of ‘buttermilk’.

Ingredients

Scale

Option #1:

  • 1 cup milk or cream (minus 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or white vinegar

Option #2:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Option #1:

  1. Measure out 1 cup of milk, minus 1 tbsp.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice or white vinegar, and stir.
  3. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir again and use in your recipe as required.

Option #2:

  1. Combine the sour cream (or yogurt) and water.
  2. Use in your recipe as required.

Notes

The lemon/milk mixture will curdle slightly and this is what it’s supposed to do. Also keep in mind that this mixture won’t be as thick as true buttermilk, but for baking purposes, it works beautifully.

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