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Buttermilk Party--Help!

akcielo Mar 11, 2012 04:57 PM

Well, I did it again- I saw a great sale and went ovreboard-The problem is that I got a gallon of an item I have never used and now I have no idea what to do. I used 1/4c. in mashpotatoes and I froze 3/4 of a gallon bc I was lost. Was it wrong to freeze and what can I do with it? I would love to learn to make bread -Any recipes? (I only have self rising flour)

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  1. Kitchen Imp RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 04:59 PM

    It's great in pancakes..

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      akcielo RE: Kitchen Imp Mar 11, 2012 05:04 PM

      Hi and thanks Kitchen Imp- Instead of water?

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        Kitchen Imp RE: akcielo Mar 13, 2012 05:42 PM

        There are a lot of recipes out there - I don't know if it would work to just swap it in place of water.

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      sr44 RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 05:08 PM

      You can just drink it.

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        akcielo RE: sr44 Mar 11, 2012 05:40 PM

        Didn't think of that... :) thanks!

      2. BananaBirkLarsen RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 05:16 PM

        If you have an ice cream maker, try this lemon-buttermilk sorbet: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        Buttermilk ice cream (http://eggsonsunday.wordpress.com/200... ) and strawberry-buttermilk ice cream (http://www.realfoodhascurves.com/food... ) are also wonderful.

        I also use buttermilk in all kinds of baked goods and salad dressings and to replace some of the milk in mac and cheese or scalloped potatoes. You can also use it as a replacement for mesophilic culture in cheese making (1/4 tsp culture = 2 tbsp buttermilk) -- I've made both ricotta and cream cheese using buttermilk as the culture.

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          akcielo RE: BananaBirkLarsen Mar 11, 2012 05:30 PM

          I am so glad I got on this board! I do not have an ice cream machine, but mac and cheese and s. potatoes sound divine. Thank You!!

        2. Uncle Bob RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 05:19 PM

          Milk & Bread ~~ Crumble cold cornbread in a glass...fill with buttermilk....eat/drink with a spoon!


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            magiesmom RE: Uncle Bob Mar 11, 2012 05:21 PM

            and make the cornbread with buttermilk to start with.

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              akcielo RE: Uncle Bob Mar 11, 2012 05:26 PM

              I am going to try that we ♥ corn bread!!! Thanks! This greak style buttermilk is very thick so this will be good.

            2. goodhealthgourmet RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 05:22 PM


              and for the bread:

              and of course there's always cornbread or fried chicken. you might actually need to buy some MORE buttermilk ;)

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                akcielo RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 11, 2012 05:27 PM

                Wow thank you!!! You guys are awesome!! yes I think I am going for more lol! :)

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                sueatmo RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 05:47 PM

                Buttermilk biscuits and buttermilk cornbread! Be sure to use recipes that call for buttermilk though. Any standard cookbook should have recipes for both.

                I wish I had a glass of buttermilk right now.

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                  akcielo RE: sueatmo Mar 11, 2012 06:22 PM

                  Thanks- for the tip. I have never drank buttermilk - will have to try.

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                    LaLa RE: akcielo Mar 13, 2012 08:09 AM

                    i love buttermilk...i drink it instead of "sweet" milk. Nothing in this world beats crumbled cornbread in a glass of it!

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                  sweetbasil RE: akcielo Mar 11, 2012 08:11 PM

                  Soak chicken in it overnight before breading/battering & frying.
                  Make ranch dressing.
                  It's delicious in soda bread or scones, too.

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                    akcielo RE: sweetbasil Mar 11, 2012 09:05 PM

                    Thanks I will do chicken tomorrow like that!

                  2. coll RE: akcielo Mar 12, 2012 05:56 AM

                    St Paddys Day this weekend, so make a loaf or two of Irish Soda Bread and celebrate! If you can't find a recipe let me know.

                    I bought a quart, and between that, buttermilk pancakes and the rest into a curry sauce I'm making later this week, it will be gone. Although I have frozen it successfully.

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                      coll RE: coll Mar 13, 2012 05:12 AM

                      Last night I made an impromptu vegetable lasagna using a quart of leftover curried squash soup and about the same of potato leek soup from the freezer, which I was subbing for bechemel. When I got to the topping, I was out of soups so tried covering tightly and baking with just grated cheese on top, figuring the liquid underneath would soften the no-boil noodles. Halfway through I could see my theory wasn't flawless, so in desperation I poured a bunch of buttermilk over it all. I am now going to write this recipe down, it is good enough to make again.

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                      pine time RE: akcielo Mar 13, 2012 07:49 AM

                      I love to drink buttermilk (plus, of course, buttermilk with cornbread), but I recently gave a buttermilk smoothie a try. Had the nice tang like yogurt-based smoothies, but used up some excess b'milk. Added fruit and some honey. Delicious and naturally thick.

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                        malibumike RE: akcielo Mar 13, 2012 08:36 AM

                        Buttermilk is great for drinking especially ice cold, unfortunately most people were not raIsed drinking it so most dont like it, if you have some cottage cheese that is kind of dry add some buttermilk you wont even know its there and it improves it greatly.

                        1. Emme RE: akcielo Mar 14, 2012 07:04 PM

                          hoping to avoid reiteration...

                          Buttermilk Pie
                          Farmer's Cheese
                          Buttermilk Bar Doughnuts

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