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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Making Your Own Buttermilk

Ok, so I'm definitely not a pro at this baking thing because smart people know that you can make your own buttermilk.  I just found this out while talking to my sister on the phone.  I was complaining that I had to pay $3.55 for 1/2 gallon of buttermilk when the recipe only called for 1/2 cup.  She started laughing at me since I didn't know I could make my own.  So for you other "not so smart" people out there like me, here's the recipe for making your own buttermilk.

Milk (just under one cup)
1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice

Place the vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup.  Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one cup line.  Let stand for five minutes and then use as much as your recipe needs.
So what other great ideas for substitutions are out there?  I desperately need to be filled in on these so I won't keep paying for ingredients I can substitute for.

1 comment:

  1. well just ask me and I'll tell you if there is a subsitute :) so did you find a recipe to use the other buttermilk for? :)