How To Make A Buttermilk Substitute For Cooking

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I remember when I was a kid my mom used to drink a lot of buttermilk. She would make clabbered milk from raw milk. It was common for people in the south to drink it with pepper or eat it for breakfast by adding cinnamon and sugar or molasses. It had a thin yogurt texture to it with a very distinctive sour flavor. I never could figure out how she could like it! As I have gotten older and my taste buds have changed I can drink butter milk now. This tutorial is how to make a buttermilk substitute for recipes calling for buttermilk. I read that making this type of substitute will not change the flavor of the baked goods but it is a good to use in a pinch. Yogurt would make a better substitute because of the flavor if you have it on hand.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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This is what you need:
  • Milk ( I used hole milk but read any milk will work. I have not confirmed that though.)
  • white vinegar

Step 2: Utensils

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This is what you need:
  • 2 Cup measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon

Step 3: Measure

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Measure ingredients:
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar

Step 4: Add Vinegar

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Add ingredients:
  • Add vinegar to the milk
  • Stir

Step 5: Wait

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  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Stir

Step 6: Use

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Use when needed:
  • Add to your recipe as needed

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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The process of making sour milk by adding vinegar sets off a chemical reaction. The hydrogen ions in the acid interact with the casein molecules in the milk which allows them to stick together forming curds or lumps.

Thank you for stopping by and please do come again. I am currently working on several instructables and should have them posted very soon! Have a beautiful weekend!