Culinary Q&A: Buttermilk Substitution Recipe

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Culinary Question: Sometimes a recipe calls for buttermilk. I hate buying a whole thing of buttermilk for the 1 or 2 Tablespoons a recipe calls for. Is there a substitution for this?

Answer: Combined 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Let sit for two minutes and use the amount the recipe calls for.

Why: Buttermilk's name is deceiving as it contains less fat then regular whole milk. The process of making buttermilk is similar to making yogurt. As it goes through a fermenting process the acidity level of the milk increases. In baking, many recipes that call for buttermilk often included baking powder. Baking Powder works as a double leavening ingredient and will react first upon contact with a liquid and a second upon…


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