Making Buttermilk

United States
March 27, 2009 12:07pm CST
Many recipes call for buttermilk. Do you know what this really is though? It's actually 1 cup curd, 2 cups water and a pinch of salt. This sounds disgusting to me even though it's suppose to be good for you. So, will you still use this? I probably will.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
You can use an alternative of milk with some vinegar added when recipes call for buttermilk as well. I'm not sure the exact mixture but a quick search should be able to locate that for you easily.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I believe it's 1 cup milk and 1teaspoon vinegar--I usually just pour "some" vinegar in the milk.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
Thanks for the tip. I don't like the smell of vinegar but it sure beats "curd" LOL
@sharay (2778)
• India
27 Mar 09
Have you tasted buttermilk, even i refused to drink buttermilk just by having a look at it, but when i was forced to drink, i really liked the taste, it tastes so good with salt and cilantro, the flavor of buttermilk is reminiscent of yogurt...so, try it...you will like it
• United States
30 Mar 09
I can't stand the taste of yogurt so I guess that means I won't like buttermilk. Does that seem true?
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@sharay (2778)
• India
31 Mar 09
i dont like yogurt, but buttermilk seems to be different and i like it, just try it once as said above
@bunnybon7 (34480)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Apr 09
well i absolutely LOVE buttermilk. maybe its from being from an old southern family. but i could drink my weight in it. we've also made it homemade in several different ways. yum. i have known many people that dont like it and cant even stand the smell on breathe tho
• United States
2 Apr 09
Butter milk consists of my daily deit as I live in hot wheather. well you could add a pinch of grounded cumin powder and some mint leaves... i am sure you will enjoy it and to put you at ease it is excellent for health, eyes and hair.