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A couple more buttermilk questions.

Den Feb 17, 2009 05:26 AM

Can buttermilk be frozen without changing its utility?

Does lowfat buttermilk change the way recipes turn out vs whole buttermilk?

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  1. greygarious RE: Den Feb 17, 2009 05:45 AM

    It separates when frozen, but just shake it thoroughly after defrosting - I bake with defrosted bullermilk all the time. In the Boston area, the stores carry only lowfat or fat-free buttermilk. I never tried the latter; lowfat makes good baked goods.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Den Feb 17, 2009 05:52 AM

      i have a hard time finding fat-free buttermilk, the low-fat variety seems to be more common. but i have baked with both, and they're really comparable...the low-fat still doesn't contain enough fat to make a noticeable difference in the final product. both lend the same tangy flavor and tender texture.

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        Gillcer RE: Den Feb 17, 2009 09:52 AM

        Buttermilk freezes well if you plan to use it for cooking:

        http://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/i...

        1. Den RE: Den Feb 17, 2009 10:08 AM

          Thanks

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            bigfellow RE: Den Feb 17, 2009 11:40 AM

            Had it freeze and used it all the time after thawing in the arctic. As mentioned, just thoughly thaw it first, then shake.

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