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ISO Buttermilk powder

TenderNob Feb 20, 2013 11:42 AM

I know Rainbow has buttermilk powder in bulk, but I'd like to find it pre-packaged (and closer to Nob Hill if possible). Whole Foods and TJs don't carry it in any form. Does yogurt make an acceptable substitute for buttermilk in baking and pancakes?

  1. Ruth Lafler Feb 20, 2013 12:16 PM

    The second part of your question should be asked on the Home Cooking board.

    I've seen powdered buttermilk in cans. Also, buttermilk freezes pretty well if you want to buy a quart and freeze it in smaller amounts.

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      rubadubgdub Feb 20, 2013 03:04 PM

      I think you can find it at a regular grocery store like Safeway in the baking aisle. I have a tub by Saco.

      1. Caitlin McGrath Feb 20, 2013 03:18 PM

        Saco buttermilk powder is carried by a bunch of California grocery chains. You can see the list on their website here: http://sacofoods.com/locate-product/c...

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          Amandica Feb 20, 2013 05:13 PM

          why go for pre-packaged? seems silly to NOT be able to get an amount determined by you? if you hop on the 27 bus, getting to rainbow is pretty darn easy.

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            sundeck sue Feb 20, 2013 09:46 PM

            I know this isn't your question. But texture and flavor are better when you use buttermilk not made from powder.

            And re the second part of your question: yogurt and buttermilk are generally pretty interchangeable.

            1. Mission Feb 20, 2013 10:31 PM

              Just about any Safeway sells real buttermilk.

              Bob's Red Mill® sells the powdered version in their line of products.

              Which are easily available. in the Bay Area.

              Amazon also has it in stock.

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