Buttermilk shelf life - how do you know?
I bought some buttermilk to use in baking. It's unopened, the Sell By date is February 28th. I opened it to see if we could use it today, but I have no idea how to tell if it's still good. Buttermilk is naturally sour, so smelling and tasting offer no information.
Any advice from buttermilk lovers? Or even buttermilk tolerators? TIA
My experience with buttermilk says yours will be just fine to use...it really lasts a long time. Some on this board suggest freezing whatever you don't use, a good idea for any leftover you might have after doing your baking. As far as when you KNOW it's bad, I would say if it's clumpy, throw it out. I think the next time I buy it, I will taste it so that I know what it tastes like fresh. Then, again, you and I could always try powdered buttermilk which would take the guesswork out.