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Showcasing Buttermilk

Danny Sep 25, 2009 10:47 AM

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.

  1. Veggo Sep 25, 2009 11:28 AM

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

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    1. re: Veggo
      shanagain Sep 25, 2009 11:31 AM

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

    2. Uncle Bob Sep 25, 2009 01:05 PM

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


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        katecm Sep 25, 2009 01:14 PM

        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.

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          4Snisl Sep 25, 2009 01:40 PM

          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. waver Sep 25, 2009 03:57 PM

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


            1. Emme Sep 25, 2009 09:09 PM

              i agree with the ice cream suggestion, but i'd add some lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, vanilla and sugar...

              buttermilk eggs in tomato shells - i'll add a layer of spinach or mushrooms along with some cooked shallots and garlic beneath the egg

              buttermilk honey wheat bread:

              Twice Baked Buttermilk potatoes - nuke potatoes, slice in half and scoop out flesh; mash flesh with butter, buttermilk, salt, pepper, chives, and anything else of choice; refill shells and sprinkle with paprika, and bake til heated through, adding some grated cheese near the end and cooking til the cheese is golden and bubbly... i use gruyere often, and sometimes that English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions from TJ's.

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