Buttermilk was the liquid which was left behind after churning butter out of cultured cream but now it can be specifically cultured from bacteria. Sometimes when your inner master chef awakens and you look out for a delicious recipe and it requires buttermilk but it is not available at your home, then we come to your rescue to give you ways to make your buttermilk at home. The best and easy ways to make buttermilk at home. So learn about that How to make buttermilk?
- From lemon juice and vinegar
- From yoghurt or sour cream
- From cultured buttermilk
- From active buttermilk cultures
Method 1: From lemon juice or vinegar
- White vinegar or lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
- Milk- 1 cup
- Pour 1 cup of milk in a bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or juice in it. The ratio of vinegar/ lemon juice and milk is 1:1 which means that if you want to make 2 cups of buttermilk then you need 2 cups of milk and 2 spoons of fresh lemon juice or white vinegar.
- Let it stand until the milk starts to curdle. It takes approximately about 5 minutes.
- This type of buttermilk can be used for making cakes and cookies. It is not true buttermilk but a substitute.
Method 2: From yoghurt or sour cream
- Plain yoghurt or sour cream- 3/4 cup
- Milk- 1/4 cup
- Pour 1/4 cup of milk in a bowl.
- Add 3/4 cup of yoghurt of sour cream in it to make 1 cup of buttermilk.
- Let it stay for 5 minutes to get substitute buttermilk in case you don’t have one.
- You can check if the taste of the milk has changed to a pleasant tart one.
Method 3: From cultured buttermilk
- Cultured buttermilk- 3/4 cup
- Whole milk- 3 cups
- Pour 3/4 cup of fresh cultured buttermilk in a clean glass quart jar.
- Add 3 cups of whole milk in it.
- Seal up the jar tightly with its lid and shake well to mix the ingredients. Let it stand at room temperature for 24 hours. The ideal temperature range for making buttermilk is 70–77°F.
- The next day after completion of 24 hours, the buttermilk will have thickened to coat the inside of the glass jar and it flavour should have changed to a pleasant tart.
- You can repeat the process wherever you want to make as much quantity as you want.
- The ratio of cultured milk to whole milk is 4:1.
- Always use fresh buttermilk for the process.
Method 4: From active buttermilk cultures
- Active buttermilk cultures- 1 packet
- Milk- 1/4 cup
- Pour 1/4 cup of pasteurized milk in a bowl.
- Add one packet of active buttermilk cultures.
- Stir well and let it stand for 12- 24 hours at room temperature.
- You will notice a thick layer on the sides of the jar, which means that your buttermilk is ready to use.
- You can use the last bits of this buttermilk to make new buttermilk as given in method 3.
These 4 ways are the easiest if you want to make your buttermilk at home. It depends on your need, necessity and urgency as to which method you prefer the most. The first two methods are used when you have time in minutes and the second two are used when you have ample amount of time in your hand to make true buttermilk. Buttermilk can also be obtained while making butter and storing the milk in a jar. We hope that these methods of making buttermilk will help you in making the desired dish you were trying to make.
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