Video:5 Buttermilk Substituteswith Gina Miller
Buttermilk is an essential part of many recipes, but it's not something everyone has on hand all the time. Here are five buttermilk substitutes for your baked goods, dips and fried chicken.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Buttermilk SubstitutesHi I am Gina Miller for About.com Food and I am going to share five substitutions for using buttermilk.
But first, what is buttermilk? Buttermilk is the liquid that remains after churning butter out of cream. It's also known for a sour taste that’s caused by lactic acid bacteria. But even though it has a sour taste, buttermilk actually is a great way to add flavor to many recipes, especially southern food dishes.
Ingredients for Buttermilk SubstitutesHere are the ingredients we'll be using:
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- Plain Yogurt
- Sour Cream
- Worcheshire sauce
Milk and Vinegar Is a Common Buttermilk SubstituteNumber 1: Use regular vitamin D milk and add a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar for every cup of milk and let it stand for about 10 minutes. This is a great substitution when making cakes, biscuits or pancakes that require a cup of buttermilk.
Yogurt Makes a Good Buttermilk Substitute for MarinadesNumber 2: Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice for every cup of plain yogurt. Use this mixture with flour as a coating for frying meat or chicken.
Number 3: Simply use plain Greek yogurt as an overnight marinade for chicken before dredging in flour and deep frying. This is great for Southern fried chicken.
Sour Cream and Worchestershire Sauce Are Also Buttermilk SubstitutesNumber 4: Use low fat or regular sour cream as a substitute when the recipe calls for buttermilk. This substitute is great for deserts as well as savory dishes.
And finally Number 5: Use 1 part cornstarch mixed with 2 parts water or milk, and a dash of Worcheshire sauce for a tangy zip. Use this substitute for making savory gravy and enhancing sauces.
There you have it. Five tasty substitutes that will replace the buttermilk in your recipes. Thank you for watching, and for more information, visit us on the web at About.com.
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