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Aug 14, 2008 11:22 AM

Easy uses for buttermilk?

I have a quart of buttermilk which I purchased because I needed a quarter cup. I would really appreciate any easy (it is too hot for serious cooking) recipes or suggestions for use. Thanks in advance.

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  1. You can add it to a cold soup - someone posted earlier this week, I think, about making a cucumber soup that included it.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      It also makes a lovely salad dressing with chives.

    2. Drink it! Masala chaas is a popular beverage to get Indians through the summer heat.

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      1. re: JungMann

        Also mango lassi. (google for recipes).

      2. I make a chilled buttermilk pudding, slighlty jelled (with Knox gelatine), slightly sweetened with either sugar or Splenda and with lemon, lime and orange zest. If you google this you will come up with 1/2 dozen recipes. It is surprisingly delicious and nice after a heavy meal.

          1. It's not likely you have any wild game on hand, but buttermilk is a great marinade for game - from venison to goose. It tenderizes the meat and takes out some of the "gamey" taste.