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Showcasing Buttermilk

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I've acquired about a quart of high quality buttermilk (and at least a pound of butter) and I'm looking for some recipes that will really showcase it.

Obviously, buttermilk pancakes and buttermilk biscuits come to mind, but I'm looking for other suggestions as well.

What are your best recipes that include buttermilk? I prefer recipes where the buttermilk really comes through to recipes where there isn't a big difference if you use good buttermilk, or simply sour some milk.

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  1. Check on page 3 of this board (at this moment) for BarmyFotheringayPhipps recipe for buttermilk pie.

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    1. re: Veggo

      I was going to rec buttermilk pie, as well. So simple, sweet, and perfect.

    2. I'm late to the party...I was gonna suggest Buttermilk Pie too....Sans Lemon juice however...

      Enjoy!

      1. Do you have an ice cream maker? Add lemon zest and sugar to taste and pour right into the ice cream maker. It's heavenly.

        1. If you're into savory applications, spiced buttermilk is a refreshing Indian drink....from what I recall, it simply involves adding salt, toasted ground cumin seeds, minced hot pepper and some chopped mint and cilantro. Mix and serve!

          1. I keep meaning to try the buttermilk beet soup in this thread, but never quite seem to get around to it.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/569692