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Buttermilk

Post by tigerbalm » Thu, 18 May 2006 11:08 pm

Any idea where to buy buttermilk?
Thanks in advance.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 19 May 2006 6:42 am

I have seen it at Cold Storage (King Albert), Tanglin Market, Jason's. You may have to try a few times though, it's not always there when you need it.

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Fingers crossed

Post by tigerbalm » Fri, 19 May 2006 8:26 am

Thanks for the tips. Off to the shops :) , hope they will have it as I need it for a birthday cake for my boy.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 19 May 2006 10:19 am

You know you can also make a very good substitute, just google it and a lot of options will come up. The powdered kind also works very well. Happy Hunting.

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Post by Matney » Fri, 19 May 2006 9:25 pm

I make buttermilk pancakes and sometimes find it at Cold Storage, but as MHB says, it varies whether it is available. I have this substitution that seems to work just as well. Mix a quarter cup of white vinegar and 1 3/4 cup milk. Let it sit for a few minutes before using, you should see it curtle a bit. I can't tell the difference and the pancakes are always gone.

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Post by tigerbalm » Sun, 21 May 2006 11:39 pm

Found buttermilk at Centrepoint CS and the birthday cake was a big success! :) Next time I might try the substitute. Thanks again.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 6:40 am

tigerbalm wrote:Found buttermilk at Centrepoint CS and the birthday cake was a big success! :) Next time I might try the substitute. Thanks again.
Where's our piece? Matney and I can split one... :)

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 22 May 2006 7:36 am

I was forced to drink buttermilk when I was a kid . . . :(
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 8:23 am

Vaucluse wrote:I was forced to drink buttermilk when I was a kid . . . :(
This explains a lot. Were you particularly thin and sickly or was this the only option for you as it has a longer shelf life ?

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 22 May 2006 10:00 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:I was forced to drink buttermilk when I was a kid . . . :(
This explains a lot. Were you particularly thin and sickly or was this the only option for you as it has a longer shelf life ?


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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 10:23 am

OK, no buttermilk for you. [-X How do we feel about rhubarb?

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 22 May 2006 10:44 am

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Post by Baron Greenback » Mon, 22 May 2006 1:30 pm

I may be wrong but I thought buttermilk was the milk left over when the butter had been removed. So isn't buttermilk just skimmed milk? ie low fat milk?
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Post by Quasimodo » Mon, 22 May 2006 4:00 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:I may be wrong but I thought buttermilk was the milk left over when the butter had been removed. So isn't buttermilk just skimmed milk? ie low fat milk?


Nope, it's disgusting thick stuff . . .
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 4:11 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:I may be wrong but I thought buttermilk was the milk left over when the butter had been removed. So isn't buttermilk just skimmed milk? ie low fat milk?
It is the liquid left over from the butter making process, but real butter can only be made from cream, not milk. Cream as you know separates from fresh milk and rises to the top.

Skimmed milk is milk in which the fat solids have been skimmed off.

Most buttermilk sold is cultured, so it's not real buttermilk at all, rather it is cultured, much the same way Matney expalined.

Where do I get all this useless dairy knwledge? Living in a state with more cows than people helps :wink:

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