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Real buttermilk available at Best Yet this week

coll Jan 5, 2013 07:02 AM

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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    emarcus Jan 5, 2013 07:23 AM

    What are you going to do with it, Coll?

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      coll Jan 5, 2013 07:56 AM

      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

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/din...

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

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        coll Jan 5, 2013 12:44 PM

        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.

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          EM23 Jan 6, 2013 09:43 AM

          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!

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        wincountrygirl Jan 5, 2013 08:25 AM

        Where and what is Best Yet?

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        1. re: wincountrygirl
          coll Jan 5, 2013 08:28 AM

          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.

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            wincountrygirl Jan 5, 2013 09:18 AM

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

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              coll Jan 5, 2013 09:35 AM

              I will try to remember next time!

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                wincountrygirl Jan 5, 2013 12:59 PM

                :-)

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          juliemoose Jan 6, 2013 01:53 PM

          DeCicco's carries Kate's buttermilk, too.

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            chowdom Jan 12, 2013 03:27 PM

            Which one, I have only seen low fat?

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            mark111757 Jan 9, 2013 02:18 PM

            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. coll Jan 12, 2013 05:55 AM

              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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                roxlet Jan 12, 2013 01:20 PM

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

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                  coll Jan 12, 2013 02:08 PM

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

              2. coll Jan 15, 2013 01:52 AM

                The corn muffins were a bust too, didn't rise much and the bottoms stuck to the pan. Almost don't want to waste the ingredients to try soda bread. Maybe I should use the rest as marinade for fried chicken. I guess if Iiked to drink it straight, it would be good, it did have a nice lemony tang.

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                  EM23 Jan 15, 2013 11:51 AM

                  That's disappointing. They were out of it when I stopped there last week, so they gave me a rain check. Based on your experiences, I think that I will not to bother to cash it in.

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