Buttermilk may sound strange to some people, but once you use it, you’ll never turn back.
Buttermilk isn’t buttery milk, it’s the milk leftover after butter has been churned. It is slightly sour and it is low in fat, as most of the fat goes into the butter. It’s a pale yellow color, and while you might not want to drink it straight, it does wonders for your baking needs.
If you like light, fluffy pancakes and waffles in the morning, then buttermilk is for you. Homemade ranch dressing? Buttermilk has got your back. It’s even good for making some delicious corndog muffins.
But what do you do if you run out of buttermilk and you don’t want to get out of your pajamas so early in the morning and run to the store to pick up another quart?
It won’t be exactly the same, but when you pour lemon juice into milk and let it sit, you can get a very close cousin of buttermilk. It is the ultimate buttermilk hack!
This kitchen hack is essential for folks who just can’t live without buttermilk. There’s nothing worse than pancakes that don’t taste exactly as you like them on a sunny Sunday morning. Let me tell you, a subpar pancake can really ruin your entire day.
What is your favorite thing to cook with buttermilk? Have you ever tried this hack before? Let us know what you think of it in the comments!
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