How to make your own buttermilk

Buttermilk is milk that has been ‘fermented’ with an acidic agent and it is commonly used to make pancakes, fried chicken, cinnamon rolls, etc. My previous post on red velvet cupcakes also requires buttermilk. Whilst this is available from the refrigerated section of your local supermarket, I learnt from The Pioneer Woman (can I like, marry her already?!) that it is just as easy and cheaper to make your own! You can use fresh full cream or skim milk, but I tend to go with full cream because why not indulge all the way? Best of all, it takes all of… oh, 7 minutes to make, maybe 8 if you’re busy doing this:

We could've have it ALLLLLLLLLLLLL

We could've have it ALLLLLLLLLLLLL

Okay, fellow Adele wannabes, here’s what you need:

Homemade buttermilk
(makes 1 cup + 1 tbsp, but we’re not pedantic here)

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice

Place the milk in the microwave and nuke it for about 40 seconds.
Stir in vinegar.
Let stand for 5 minutes.

And it’s ready to use! There ya have it, homemade buttermilk!


About saphster

Twenty-two year old who loves coffee and chocolate too much for my own good. I bake in my free time and read food blogs until late in the night (avoid this; it causes hunger pangs!). If I had a bucket list, it'd consist of places that I'd like to dine at. I would love to learn about authentic French cuisine and I wish I could master making macarons - they're too darn intimidating. I whine about how unhealthy some foods can be, but I pack away dessert like I've been starving myself. This isn't much of a secret, but I adore McDonald's breakfast and French fries. I know I shouldn't! Oh, and I believe no one should eat mediocre food that they don't enjoy because it's not worth the calories.
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