How to Make Buttermilk:
There are different ways of making buttermilk. The different type calls for different uses. it is possible to produce well-cultured buttermilk like you buy at the store, tastier and home bent.
Buttermilk is the main ingredient in the preparation of creamy salad dressing, fruit-filled smoothies, and flaky buttermilk biscuits. It adds tenderness to scratchy cooking. It not only quenches your thirst but will also help in baking pound cakes. Apart from adding flavor and the creamy nature of buttermilk, it has another value when baking. It has an acid that activates the baking powder causing your bread to rise very fast. I have four simple procedures on how to make buttermilk like professionals.
How to make buttermilk from curd?
The method is quite easy and straightforward. Add 1 tablespoonful of vinegar into one cup of milk. If you cannot find vinegar, you can use a substitute, lemon. Let the mixture stay undisturbed for 10 minutes at normal room temperature. If you need more of buttermilk, maintain the ratios constant, 1:1. After the ten minutes, you will realize that the solution is not real cultured buttermilk but acidified milk. You can use this solution to flavor pancakes, pound cakes or muffins.
How to make buttermilk from yogurt?
You will need ¾ of yogurt or sour cream, ¼ cup of milk which can be replaced with water. Add the water/milk to the yogurt or cream and stir. It will make a cup of buttermilk. This procedure also does not produce cultured buttermilk. Use the procedure when you are creating a substitute for buttermilk. It is just acidified milk.
How to make buttermilk UK?
This is the actual process of producing cultured buttermilk. The shortcut to this is to have already existing cultured buttermilk. Put ¾ cup buttermilk into a clean container and add 3 cups of fresh milk. The procedure will be effective if the buttermilk is fresh.
Stir the mixture very well and let it stay for 24 hours undisturbed. No need to refrigerate during the process. After 24 hours it will be thick and have a pleasant tart smell. You can then refrigerate for later use but you can also use right away.
How to make real buttermilk?
If you cannot access cultured buttermilk to start with, you can always buy active buttermilk cultures. They are cheap and hence a better option rather than just sitting there waiting for your own culture. They are dried and you can add them to fresh whole milk. Let the mixture sit undisturbed for about 24 hours. It is much similar to procedure 3 and can never get more complicated. The good thing about starting these procedures is that you can never run out of buttermilk as you can constantly add the milk and in the proportion you want. This is as long as the culture is always active.
Now you have the skills to make your buttermilk. Produce any quantity you want at the comfort of your home.