Don't you hate when a recipe calls for an ingredient that you don't currently have on hand. If you buy it, you're likely to not finish it. That is how I feel when I see buttermilk on a recipe. It only comes in a quart container at my grocery store which is way more than the 1 cup that my intended recipes usually require.
I discovered a trick when I was baking my mother's Chocolate Whoopie Pie recipe for the first time. It calls for sour milk. Perplexed, I called my mom, "sour milk?, what is that?"
"Your great grammy's term for buttermilk", she replied. And now I know how to make buttermilk.
For every cup of buttermilk that you need, combine 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar and enough milk to equal one cup. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Easy...and no more waste!
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