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Leftover Buttermilk

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anndillman Oct 31, 2011 10:57 AM

I have almost a quart of buttermilk leftover from a cake recipe. I could make buttermilk mashed potatoes, pancakes, or fried chicken but I looking for some kind of soup with buttermilk as a base so I can use it all. Any suggestions?

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  1. chef chicklet RE: anndillman Oct 31, 2011 11:04 AM

    Cream of Broccoli soup has a buttermilk base, topped with cheddar cheese it's a wonderfully flavored soup.

    1. CarrieWas218 RE: anndillman Oct 31, 2011 11:14 AM

      I freeze leftover buttermilk in small, 1-cup portions. It is occasionally perfect for last-minute buttermilk dressing or buttermilk-scrambled eggs.

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        anndillman RE: CarrieWas218 Oct 31, 2011 11:16 AM

        I never thought to freeze it. Does it hold up well to freezing?

      2. bernalgirl RE: anndillman Oct 31, 2011 11:46 AM

        I generally make salad dressings with my leftover buttermilk, especially blue cheese and this chipotle ranch dressing:
        http://pinchmysalt.com/2011/05/17/chi...

        I've als been meaning to make this maple buttermilk pudding cake:
        http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ma...

        1. mtoo RE: anndillman Oct 31, 2011 11:58 AM

          I'll whip up a batch of biscuits with leftover buttermilk and freeze them uncooked on a cookie tray lined with parchment. Once frozen, you can pop them in a sealable bag and use them as you need them.

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