How to Makes Buttermilk

How to Makes Buttermilk

How to Make Buttermilk

An easy Buttermilk Substitute recipe and a guide for How to Make Buttermilk including dairy free and vegan buttermilk. 

Danilo Alfaro has published more than 800 recipes and tutorials focused on making complicated culinary techniques approachable to home cooks. 

Dairy Free Buttermilk Substitution:

If you have a dairy allergy you can also use this buttermilk substitute recipe with a small adaptation. Instead of using 1 cup of milk, use coconut milk! So add vinegar or lemon juice to a 1 cup measurer and then fill the rest of the measuring cup with coconut milk. Voila! I dairy-free buttermilk substitute. 

Vegan Buttermilk Substitution:

If you are vegan, you can use the dairy-free substitute described above or you can also use soy milk! To use soy-milk as a vegan buttermilk substitute, simple add 1 tablespoon of vinegar (or lemon juice) to a 1 cup measurer and fill the rest of the cup with soy milk. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes before using. 

Can You Freeze Buttermilk?

Yes! Buttermilk freezes well. Just be sure to store it in a sealed container and it will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also freeze buttermilk by using and ice cube tray and freezing it in 1 tablespoon portions! This makes it really convenient when you need to use just a small amount. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

How to Make Buttermilk (recipe & Tips

Let’s talk about buttermilk for a minute. Buttermilk in baked goods yields wonderfully fluffy, light and tangy results. You’ve seen me use buttermilk in muffin and pancake recipes, and I’m super excited to share a simple cake recipe that calls for buttermilk later this week. (Source: cookieandkate.com)

What Does Buttermilk Do?

One of the main reasons we love buttermilk is its tart flavor and creamy thickness it adds to our favorite recipes. But it is actually essential to baking and cooking. Another important part is it has acid in it. This acid reacts to baking soda or baking powder causing your muffins, pancakes, and breads to rise. It’s not an ingredient you can just substitute with just anything. That’s why adding lemon juice and vinegar which are acids, works. 

So, what does buttermilk actually do? The main reason a recipe will call for buttermilk—apart from the tart flavor and creamy thickness that the buttermilk provides—is the acid. The acid in buttermilk is a byproduct of the fermentation process and it will activate baking soda or baking powder, causing your bread, muffins, or pancakes to rise. 

What Is Buttermilk?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a baking basics post and I figured it was about time to add another one to the collection. One of the most common questions I’ve been receiving lately is for buttermilk substitutes. (Source: www.livewellbakeoften.com)

What Does Buttermilk Do in Baking?

It helps to create tender baked goods and keeps them moist. It’s also acidic. So if your recipe calls for baking soda, it will react with the baking soda to help your baked goods rise.

How Long Does It Last?

Store-bought buttermilk lasts up to 2 weeks in the fridge, but the homemade version has a shorter shelf life. I recommend enjoying this within 3 to 4 days of making it, just to be on the safe side. (Source: www.livewellbakeoften.com)



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