Sunday, November 14, 2010

Monday’s Money-Saving Tips

Buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk biscuits, cornbread, salad dressings…there are many recipes that may call for buttermilk.  I don’t keep buttermilk in the house, as I don’t care for the taste on its own.  I would end up pouring the rest of it down the drain after I had used the portion needed for a recipe.  Very wasteful.

Fortunately, it is easy to make a substitution.  For one cup of buttermilk, put 1 Tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice in the measuring cup, then fill to the one cup line with milk.  Allow it to sit for a couple minutes, and proceed with the recipe.  That’s it!

Sometimes, you will come across an old recipe that calls for “sour milk”.  Though different from buttermilk, you can use this same method as a substitute. 

Now it’s your turn.  Party rules:
  • share a money-saving tip that will help others
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  • please be polite and visit several other participants and leave a nice comment
  • I will delete entries that don’t link back to me or do not fit the party theme; I’m not mean, I just gotta follow the rules
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Amber said...

That is a great tip! I hate when a recipe calls for something that most of it ends up being wasted.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yes! That is one of the best tips ever. My mom told me about it a long time ago, and I didn't buy it until I finally tried it. It does work!!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Great tip. I just discovered something last month from a friend...have you ever heard of buttermilk POWDER? It's in the baking aisle next to the baking cocoa. You can just put in 4 Tbs of powder with a cup of water to substitute for buttermilk in baking. My new bff :)

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Great tips! Both are ones I can use. Thanks.