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Jan 6, 2011 10:06 AM

What to do with leftover buttermilk?

I buy a quart of buttermilk, because that's the only size available, every time I make cornbread. My recipe only calls for 1 cup so here's my dilemma what to do with the leftover. I will make pancakes sometimes but what else can I do with it. I think 9 times out of 10 it gets dumped down the drain because it doesn't have a long shelf life. Can you freeze it in smaller portions?? Any ideas or suggestions?

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  1. Buttermilk panna cotta is lovely. So are buttermilk biscuits. Next time you can make your own by placing 1 tsp lemon juice in a measuring cup and adding enough milk to make 1 cup.

    1. You can certainly freeze it in 1 cup portions. Or you could make soup or biscuits or you could paint it on clay pots to age them. But you might as well freeze it.

      1. It's a great alternative to cream in soups ...

        1. It's definitely freezable, but I made buttermilk fried chicken this afternoon that would certainly use up a good amount!

          1. How about a buttermilk salad dressing, or buttermilk pancakes? Here are some recipes:

            Jill (from the kitchen)