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  • steph p Mar 29, 2005 06:00 PM
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hi all,

need ideas for something yummy...

what else could i make with a half-carton of buttermilk other than irish soda bread, cornbread, or fried chicken?

thanks in advance!

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  1. Buttermilk biscuits!

    The Joy of Cooking's 'basic rolled biscuits' recipe, buttermilk variation, produces fabulous results every time.

    Mmmmm... hot biscuits.

    Other thoughts -

    -- Pancakes or waffle batter made with buttermilk = extra tasty

    -- Use buttermilk instead of milk or cream when making mashed/creamed potatoes

    - er

    Link: http://enrevanche.blogspot.com

    1. and if you've got any leftover...add a little buttermilk to some heavy cream and let it sit out for a couple of days for some creme fraiche.

      1. Banana cake or muffins... I made this into muffins this weekend and the BF loved them.

        Link: http://cake.allrecipes.com/az/ANumber...

        1. Pancakes.
          Waffles.

          1. coleslaw

            1. “Ranch” dressing:

              Crushed garlic
              Fresh lime juice
              Chopped fresh herbs: cilantro, or a mix of tarragon and dill
              Buttermilk
              Mayonnaise (or not, depending on your relationship with fat)
              S&P

              It's fucking brilliant.

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              1. re: GG Mora

                GG, that sounds fantastic. I am going to whip some of that up this weekend.

                - er

                Link: http://enrevanche.blogspot.com

              2. Buttermilk penna cotta.

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                1. re: Autumnwine

                  Ooh, yes, that too. I made some over the weekend to take to an Easter dinner. It's soooo good.

                2. Puree in a blender with a bag of frozen blackberries, a little lemon juice and enough sugar to make it sweet enough (maybe 1/2 cup?), freeze in ice cream freezer.

                  You can also skip the blackberries.

                  1. A terrific soup:

                    lots of sliced onions
                    butter
                    good quality chicken broth or stock
                    broccoli rabe, broccoli or combination
                    buttermilk
                    s&p

                    Saute onions in butter until quite soft - do not brown. Add broth, bring to boil, add vegs, reduce heat, simmer until quite soft. Puree in blender or with immersion blender. Add buttermilk - heat gently.

                    1. whenever i am faced with leftover buttermilk, i portion out into ziploc freezer bags, in 1-cup portions and freeze. i defrost them when i want to make pancakes - with that and frozen blueberries stashed away, a yummy breakfast or midnight snack is awaiting.

                      1. salad dressing.