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Jan 5, 2013 07:02 AM

Real buttermilk available at Best Yet this week

There was a discussion somewhere on Chowhound awhile back about how commercial buttermilk is nothing like real buttermilk. If you are curious, Best Yet has Kate's real buttermilk on sale this week, a quart for $1.99. I know I'm picking one up!

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  1. What are you going to do with it, Coll?

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    1. re: emarcus

      First I'm going to taste it! And possibly I think people put it over cereal? Then for some baking, most likely soda bread since I will definitely know if there if a difference there. Also doing a Mardi Gras dinner for friends next month, so will save some for the cornbread. Pancakes for breakfast tomorrow? I'm not a biscuit expert but I think this calls for a batch!

      Good question, I'm just excited to have the chance to check out the real stuff so easily. Once I get it my hands on it later today, I will start to really plan it out. Riverhead sometimes is the last to get new items in.....just hoping they have it!

      This is what first caught my interest

      Ooh, just thought of something else....fried chicken!

      1. re: coll

        Couldn't help myself and bought two, even though the expiration date is Jan 28. I noticed a few were already gone though, I just wanted them to know there's interest so they keep stocking it.

        I took a swig and it was weird. At first it tasted like sour milk, but a second later it tasted just like lemon. I am going to have fun trying all my buttermilk recipes with this variation.

        1. re: coll

          Thanks for the excuse, nay, the inspiration to make a loaf of soda bread. I bought the Kate’s butter recently after someone recommended it on the butter thread and it is really delicious – I’m thinking Kate’s buttermilk in the bread and Kate’s butter on the bread could only be a win-win!

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          It's a chain in NYC and the Long Island area. I believe this brand of buttermilk is also sold at Whole Foods too, though.

          1. re: coll

            Thank you!! I hate when posters do not tell you where a place is!!

        2. DeCicco's carries Kate's buttermilk, too.

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          1. re: juliemoose

            Which one, I have only seen low fat?

          2. if you are in central new york state/finger lakes region, oak hill bukj foods on route 14a south of penn yan has buttermilk ( i read the label once upon a time and it said that there are flecks of real butter in the milk)

            1. Well so far I made pancakes last night for dinner, and they came out very weird....thin like Swedish pancakes. I was using my regular recipe I've used for at least 25 years, and they always come out light as a feather while at least a half inch thick. These were light and had a nice taste, but a big difference from my usual results. I think I'll make some Irish soda bread now, to make sure it bakes up decently, then I can freeze it until March, or plan to make it again with Friendship closer to the holiday. I am planning on cornbread tomorrow night and will report on that after I sample it.

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              1. re: coll

                Very interesting! You should report on the baking thread on Home cooking to see if anyone else has had similar results!

                1. re: roxlet

                  I will, after I make the cornbread and soda bread. And I had such high hopes!