Easy Buttermilk Substitute / Alternative for Baking and Cooking

Can’t wait to try this recipe, but then realize you ran out of buttermilk which it’s calling for? Or do you simply not know where to get buttermilk in your area? Try this simple trick to make a homemade buttermilk substitute:

What you need to make buttermilk substitute for baking or cooking:

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 15 tablespoons of milk (amount needed to fill 1 cup after pouring the vinegar/juice on measuring cup)

How to make buttermilk substitute for baking or cooking:

The following will yield 1 cup of buttermilk.

  1. Pour the tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice on your measuring cup.
  2. Add enough milk to the vinegar or juice so that you end up with 1 cup of liquid. This will need 15 tablespoons milk because 1 cup = 16 tablespoons, and you already filled in 1 tablespoon, so 15 more tablespoons remain to end up with 1 whole cup or 16 tablespoons of liquid.
  3. Leave the mixture at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. You will notice that the mixture will curdle. That’s a sign it’s become buttermilk.

I hope that helps you like it helps me, especially on baked foods. I don’t really buy buttermilk because I find this easy recipe much more convenient.

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