This is a buttermilk substitute, also called “sour milk”, recipe to add to baking cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, chicken batter, and more! It’s the perfect replacement when you are fresh out!
Have you ever started a recipe and realized you’re out of buttermilk? This recipe helps you substitute with only two ingredients!
Ingredients for Buttermilk Substitute
- White Vinegar -or- Lemon Juice
What is Buttermilk?
Believe it or not, it does not contain butter! It is fermented, “sour milk” that separates after churning butter. It has very little fat in it.
It is also safe to drink because it has been pasteurized!
What Does it Do For Cooking/Baking?
It’s slightly acidic and adds a bit of tang to your baking recipes. It also helps things like breads and cakes rise and remain moist, especially if your recipe calls for baking soda (sodium carbonate) as well!
Buttermilk chicken, anyone? If you have heard of this delicious sounding meal you might be wondering what it’s doing for the chicken. The acid in it helps tenderize your chicken.
Because of this, it’s also used as brine or marinade for all kinds of meats and not just chicken.