How to make a Buttermilk substitute

How to make a Buttermilk substitute. - LeGourmetTV

Have a recipe that calls for Buttermilk? Dont have any? Dont want to buy a big jug when the recipe only calls for a cup or less?
Julie gives you a heads up on three way to make a substitute.

Ingredients: 

Milk +
Cream of Tartar
-Or-
Vinegar
-Or-
Yogourt
-Or-
Sour Cream

Time: 

Prep time: ,

Yield: 

Makes: as much as you need

Method: 

So here's the secret... All recipes that call for Buttermilk, ask for it because of the flavour that it brings to the party. Most recipes that call for Buttermilk also need the acidic component present in order to make them work.
To that end the first two substitutes are regular milk plus an acid component; either Cream of Tartar or Vinegar.

Option One
For every cup of Buttermilk needed use:
-Mix 1 cup Milk + 1¾ tsp cream of tartar.

Option Two
For every cup of Buttermilk needed use:
-Mix 1 cup Milk + 1 Tbsp white vinegar.

Option Three
A straight substitution of plain (unflavoured & unsweetened) yogourt, or sour cream. This only works if the recipe call for other liquid, otherwise it's too thick.

Now each of these work in a pinch - but you'll never get the taste that real buttermilk brings.

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