Hi Bold Bakers!
Working as a professional chef I have learned a lot over the years and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.
How to Make Buttermilk at home is a very important Bold Baking Basic I think you need to know. I use Buttermilk a lot in my baking, however not on a weekly basis. I find myself using half a carton in a recipe and then by the time I want to use it again it is bad I would have to throw it away. I hate waste so my simple solution to eliminate waste is to make the amount that I need using just milk and lemon juice.
Buttermilk is an important ingredient in baking. It adds flavor and makes moist, rich cakes. I love using it to bake. Once you know how simple it is to make you never have to leave it out of your recipes again.
This Homemade Buttermilk makes a great addition to any pancake recipe, like my Best-Ever Buttermilk Pancake recipe, Red Velvet Pancakes and even my Churro Waffles. Plus, I use it in my Best-Ever Chocolate Cake and traditional Irish Soda Bread.
Buttermilk is widely available in Ireland as it is a main ingredient in traditional Brown Soda Bread. However since moving to the U.S I realized it’s not as readily available. If you are in this situation you now know that you can whip up a great substitution is minutes.
Do you know how many things you can make homemade like Condensed Milk, DIY All Natural Food Coloring,and Homemade Extracts to name a few. My full list of all my Bold Baking Basics is here.