Help, no buttermilk!

(10 Posts)

I need some for a recipe. Should I use sour cream or should I do the mixing-milk-with-lemon-juice thing. Are either of those any good?

lightrain Sat 15-Dec-12 06:54:05

You can use plain yogurt and milk. Half volume yogurt, top up with milk to 3/4 volume of buttermilk. Add that in and then check consistency, if too thick add bit more milk.

Hmm, I have no plain yogurt! I have sour cream, milk, lemon juice and other baking stuff though.

I've gone with lemon and milk before. It worked fine. (was soda bread btw) smile

sour your milk with lemon juice. 1 tbs to 1 cup

Fedupnagging Sat 15-Dec-12 07:02:45

Add one tablespoon of either white vinegar OR lemon juice to a cup of milk and let it stand for about 5 minutes.

I did this recently using the vinagar and the recipe was fine.

ScienceRocks Sat 15-Dec-12 08:41:51

I'd mix the sour cream with some milk, in a 50:50 ratio.

I always have natural yogurt in the fridge. So useful and not just because I never have buttermilk.

barleysugar Sat 15-Dec-12 08:47:03

Sour cream will work very well, you may need to thin it a little depending on the brand- some are thicker than others.

BertieBotts Sat 15-Dec-12 08:49:32

I did the lemon juice before, it was fine.

Ok, gone for the thinned sour cream option, since it was already sour.

Cake in oven, will let you know if its a disaster!!!!

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