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Help, no buttermilk!

(10 Posts)
TheSkiingGardener Sat 15-Dec-12 06:51:56

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.

TheSkiingGardener Sat 15-Dec-12 06:55:44

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

Whenisitmysleepytime Sat 15-Dec-12 06:55:59

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

laptopwieldingharpy Sat 15-Dec-12 07:02:23

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.

TheSkiingGardener Sat 15-Dec-12 09:18:24

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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