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Jun 7, 2008 11:57 AM

What do you think of powdered buttermilk?

I saw, and then bought, a container of buttermilk powder at Whole Foods last night. It seemed like it would be good in a pinch. Does anyone use it? I find I often buy buttermilk but toss it before I get around to using it, unless I have a specific recipe in mind when I'm grocery shopping, so this seemed like a possibly good pantry staple. Thoughts?

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  1. I have it in the frig at all times. I use it in cornbread and biscuits, any kind of baked item calling for buttermilk. I initially bought it because I was tired of throwing out half-empy cartons of fresh.

    1. I use it like well...buttermilk. After all buttermilk powder is pasteurized buttermilk that is concentrated with an evaporator and dried to produce the buttermilk powder

      1. Ditto, I love the stuff! THough I wouldn't necessarily use it for something where buttermilk is the front row ingredient (e.g., buttermilk soup), I use it in just about anything else!! I think it's one of the greatest inventions of the modern era. :)

        1. Indispensible in my weekly pancakes. I haven't branched out into much else besides baked goods though. Thought about sprinkling some into my mashed potatoes tonight, but didn't get around to it.

          1. SACO powdered buttermilk makes the best biscuits I have ever been able to produce. The recipe used to be on the can but isn't always nowadays, but here it is: 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 3 tablespoons SACO, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp soda, 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut in 1/3 cup cold butter. Quickly stir in 2/3 cup ice water. Pat to 1" thickness, cut into biscuits, bake on greased cookie sheet @400* x 10-12 minutes.