Learn how to make homemade buttermilk substitute using 2 very common ingredients!
Buttermilk is a very basic baking ingredient that makes cakes, biscuits and breads oh-so-soft! In fact, it is so hugely popular that a lot of places in Europe sell this in the stores! However, if you don’t have access to readily available buttermilk you can make a substitute at home within minutes. All you need are milk and vinegar / lemon juice – ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
I made some delicious buttermilk biscuits (recipe to follow) with this buttermilk! With the leftover buttermilk, I made some pizza dough and can I just say how amazingly spongy the bread base turned out to be?! I’ve always used a little yogurt in my baking and been very happy with the results. But since the discovery of this buttermilk substitute, my baking results have vastly improved!
Because it is so easy and takes hardly any time to make, I suggest you make this as and when you need it. In any case, I don’t think you should store homemade buttermilk substitute in the fridge for more than 3 days.
Here’s a quick video tutorial I made on how to make the buttermilk. If you’re too lazy to read the recipe or scroll down to the step by step tutorial, you can quickly watch this and make your own buttermilk substitute within minutes!
P.S: If you’re an Indian, buttermilk to you probably means yogurt churned with water and spices! But this isn’t that. Next time you want to make a cake or bread, substitute the yogurt or milk with this buttermilk substitute. You’ll be delighted with the results!
How to make Homemade Buttermilk substitute – Printable Recipe
- 1 Cup (8 oz / 224 g) Milk (preferably full fat) - cold or at room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Lemon Juice or plain White Vinegar
- Add the milk to a jug or jar or bottle.
- Stir in lemon juice or vinegar into the milk.
- Let sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature until the milk begins to curdle and becomes acidic.
- Use in place of buttermilk in the recipe as it calls for.
- If you don’t use it straight away store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How to make Homemade Buttermilk substitute – Step by step pictures
Things you’ll need –
Mix the vinegar / lemon juice into the milk and stir to combine well.
Let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes until the milk begins to curdle and turns acidic. Close with a lid and keep it in the fridge upto 3 days if you’re not going to use it straight away.