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)
If you have an ice cream maker, try this lemon-buttermilk sorbet: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
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.
and for the bread:
and of course there's always cornbread or fried chicken. you might actually need to buy some MORE buttermilk ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.