Sometimes I really want to make a recipe and simply don't have an essential ingredient. Often times you can find a substitution for an ingredient, or even make it yourself.
Buttermilk is one of those items.
Buttermilk is very easy to make if you have milk and lemons on hand. To make buttermilk this way, simply take and mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes and voila! Buttermilk!
Don't have lemons? Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar instead. Let sit. Buttermilk!
If you don't usually have lemons on-hand (we do), and you don't happen to be a fan of keeping white vinegar in the house, you might want to consider a shelf stable buttermilk powder. We purchased this one:
and have used it a lot, too. You simply mix 4 tablespoons of powder with 1 cup of water to get a cup of buttermilk using the powder.
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