Great Substitutes for Buttermilk
One of the favorite summer desserts is the basic recipe for buttermilk. It is made from fermented or pickled buttermilk, sugar and water. The resulting mixture is then strained, heated and chilled to bring out its nutty flavor and then served as a dessert. You can even make a buttermilk cream pie that uses buttermilk to make it more creamy and rich.
Buttermilk is not only used in pies, cream cakes and other desserts. In fact it is a very popular milk substitute as it has a milder taste than regular milk. It’s good for cooking as well as for baking as it does not react with most baked goods making it a good substitute for regular milk.
The use of buttermilk in baking is not new. This has been in existence for hundreds of years and is one of the reasons why it is still a popular and widely used alternative milk product. For example, cakes and biscuits are commonly made using this alternative but as we all know, it does take some time to get used to. That is why most people prefer to bake plain brownies, cupcakes or biscotti instead. As a good substitute for regular milk in these recipes you can add about one teaspoon of sour cream to the milk which will give it a nice, creamy texture.
Buttermilk can also be added to soups and stews in place of the milk. A good substitute for buttermilk is sour cream which is a blend of cream and yogurt. It can be used as a regular cream, or you can add it to a soup recipe and cook it through. If you find that you are in a hurry and want a dessert after you have finished the soup then using buttermilk is an excellent idea. It will keep the dessert in tact and make sure that it does not set too fast.
In fact, making buttermilk and yogurt is so easy that you can do it on your own with very little effort. You can buy the liquid from the store and then just add in the yogurt and sour cream and let them mix thoroughly. After this you just need to use a processor to grind them up into a paste and that is all there is to it.
Another substitute for buttermilk that has recently caught on is low-fat yogurt. It can replace that creamy layer of butter that you find on most pancakes and donuts. It has a much sweeter flavor and is a good substitute for regular milk. It is also very low in calories and it tastes much better than regular milk as well.