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How can buttermilk marinade for raw chicken be used afterwards?

Other questions here ask about reusing chicken marinade. My question is not about reuse for a second batch but about options for using the leftover marinade immediately for another cooking purpose. I'...
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Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing?

Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing? Related to this question: Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? and especially this ...
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Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk?

Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttermilk says: Originally, buttermilk referred to the liquid left over from churning butter from ...
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When can milk substitute for buttermilk in sourdough recipes?

I want to prepare buttermilk sourdough pancakes: One part sourdough starter Two parts flour Two parts buttermilk Sugar to taste (about a quarter part, depending on mood) The idea is to leave it ...
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Irish soda bread kneading process

I do understand how soda reacts with buttermilk but I do not know when. Does this happens during the baking process or does the reactions starts soon as they are mixed together? The question i want to ...
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Buttercream frosting with 2T buttermilk - refrigerate overnight or no?

Typically I leave my buttercream-frosted cakes out of the refrigerator. However, tonight I tried a new recipe that called for adding 1 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp buttermilk (in addition to 1 cup ...
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Adding Something Besides Water to Buttermilk Powder

I have some Saco buttermilk powder that works great. It calls for one cup of water per 4 tbsp of powder for a cup of buttermilk. I'm wondering if you can use a liquid besides water and get the same ...
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Is Irish buttermilk different from Estonian buttermilk?

I'm Irish but living in Estonia. Just now, I decided to make some soda bread which I have made a couple of times before. I bought some "pett", which Google translate and a professional chef told me is ...
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Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Yeast

I've read one cook say, "I add baking soda when I make bread using buttermilk. The buttermilk is acidic enough that it interferes with the environment that commercial yeast needs to reproduce well, ...
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Why do you need buttermilk to marinate chicken before frying?

Why do fried chicken recipes recommend marinating the chicken in buttermilk before frying? Is this absolutely necessary? If so, then How long should you marinate chicken in buttermilk before frying?
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How to make buttermilk at home? [duplicate]

A recipe calls for buttermilk but I don’t want to go to the store just for that. Can I make my own
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Food industry: where does buttermilk go?

I've recently home- made butter. Starting from 500g of cream I've obtained, let's say, 250g of butter and 250g of buttermilk. The fairly big amount of by-product/scrap, the buttermilk, due to: half ...
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Add fresh yogurt to whipping cream to make creme fraiche?

Can I use fresh yogurt instead of cultured buttermilk, to add to heavy cream (35%) and make creme fraiche? I learned that adding cultured butter milk to heavy whipping cream makes creme fraiche. I ...
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Salt won't dissolve in buttermilk brine

I'm making fried chicken and the first step of most recipes involve soaking the chicken in a buttermilk and salt brine to tenderise it. However, I have had problems getting the salt to dissolve in ...
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Gritty Buttermilk Gravy

I make gravy at the restaurant where I work. One week, I made a great buttermilk brown gravy. The next week, I tried to replicate it and the end product was very gritty and grainy. Does anyone have ...
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Culture fresh buttermilk with yogurt

I would like to try culturing fresh buttermilk that I get from whipping butter. I would like to ask if storebought "cultured buttermilk" is done exactly like homemade yogurt, but with fresh buttermilk?...
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Pie with 2 different fillings

Good evening all. I am going to try something tomorrow night, I wanted to see if anyone had done anything similar to give me some hints. Background: I enjoy making a buttermilk custard pie. I enjoy ...
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What is the advantage of using buttermilk in baking?

I would like to know the main advantage of using buttermilk as a hydrator and minor source of fat (1% fat, right?) in baking, over using regular milk or cream. Since it's a byproduct of producing ...
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How does buttermilk affect a waffle recipe?

A lot of waffle recipes call for buttermilk and some claim its addition makes superior waffles. Apart from thickening the batter and giving it a slightly acidic flavour, does its addition do anything ...
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What to do with leftover cream after churning butter?

I used a manual butter churn for the first time and made delicious butter. Yay! And it left behind something that resembles milk... It's lighter than the heavy cream that was churned into butter. It ...
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What should I use for old recipes that call for 'buttermilk'?

Old-school buttermilk is the milk left after churning butter and is not today's 'cultured buttermilk'. A recent answer to the question about what to use for 'sweet milk' mentions : Buttermilk was ...
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how to make a "biting" buttermilk

Some brands of fermented dairy products have a certain "bite" to them, literally a tingling sensation on the tongue when you eat them. I've found it in Danish buttermilk for example. (I've also ...
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Bread recipe calls for dry milk powder. Can I use dry buttermilk powder?

I'm making a white pain de mie. I'd like to try to use up some buttermilk powder in place of the dry milk in the recipe. I've swapped out some of the water for fresh milk to substitute for dry milk ...
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Buttermilk / Cream Cheese glaze – food safety

I am baking some cinnamon rolls for a party. The glaze consists of cream cheese, powdered sugar and buttermilk. Since the party will be held outside, I am a bit worried about food safety here. What ...
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Amish Friendship Bread starter with buttermilk

I saw a recipe for an Amish Friendship Bread that called for buttermilk in the starter and feedings. If I made this and gave some away, are the recipients now required to continue to feed the starter ...
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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

I live in the Philippines where Frank's Hot sauce is frankly quite expensive. I'm planning to make a homemade Buffalo Wings sauce with Trappey's Hot sauce (which is cheaper) to sell in our ...
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Is yogurt plus milk considered buttermilk?

I've read somewhere (it was a vanilla cake recipe, IIRC) that 3/4 cup yogurt plus 1/4 milk is buttermilk. A recipe (buttermilk biscuits) calls for buttermilk and I'd like to know if I can use this ...
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Substituting buttermilk powder for buttermilk

I made a banana cake with ripe, pureed bananas and substituted pineapple juice mixed with buttermilk powder instead of the buttermilk in the recipe. I used the same amount of juice as you would water ...
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Can buttermilk be frozen successfully?

Can I freeze unused buttermilk bought at the supermarket for later use? Can it later on be thawed and used safely?
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Will dried buttermilk react with other ingredients in dry mix with oil, stored in fridge?

I would like to make a (dry) pancake mix in a large batch, and then store it in the fridge. I have done this before with no problem, and would now like to do the same thing, but add dried buttermilk. ...
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Cooking Chemistry: lemon juice/soymilk buttermilk substitute turning bitter and 'rising'

I made a soup recipe the other night (mainly potato, spinach, and veggie broth) that called for buttermilk. I substituted soymilk and lemon juice, reading online that that was a good substitution for ...
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What does buttermilk do to fried shrimp batter?

I have been using ice water in my shrimp batter and it seems to make the batter too hard after frying them. Would replacing the ice water with buttermilk make the batter less hard but still crispy?
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Can cultured buttermilk powder contain live cultures?

I'm looking for some buttermilk starter, which I know I can buy online, but I wanted to shop locally first. The two local health food stores don't carry it, so I checked one of the local supermarkets,...
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Buttermilk + Butter =?

Watching an episode of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" (episode: House of the Rising Bun) and AB is demonstrating a recipe for cinnamon rolls. In the "wet" mix he includes both buttermilk and butter. Now, ...
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What does "buttermilk" mean in an American pancake recipe?

I want to experiment making American style pancakes (I usually make Austrian style unleavened palatschinken). The recipe I found says "buttermilk", but I remember reading somewhere that the Americans ...
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Where can I find buttermilk in France?

The translation for buttermilk is given as babeurre, but this doesn't correspond to anything I can find in grocery stores or cheese shops here. I suspect that the word means something in Quebec but it ...
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What are alternate uses for leftover buttermilk? [closed]

Buttermilk is one of those pantry items that I buy for a specific recipe, then don't know what to do with the leftovers (and I think this is not uncommon). In my question about buttermilk in soda ...
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Why does soda bread call for buttermilk?

I've been looking for a soda bread recipe to try and I notice that most of them contain buttermilk. Buttermilk is not a standard part of my pantry. Part of the appeal of soda bread is that it's ...
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Buttermilk pancake mix is green?

I like making buttermilk pancakes but usually the batter is too much for one day, after I put the mix in the refrigerator, the mix was a greenish color the next day. Does anyone know if this means it ...
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Buttermilk substitute?

I've got a recipe that calls for some buttermilk, but none on-hand. Is there some way I could use some common ingredient(s) as a substitute?
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How long does it take for buttermilk to go bad?

I love making buttermilk pancakes but I can never seem to use up my buttermilk before it passes the expiration date. The thing is, if I take a solid whiff of the "expired" buttermilk it smells great (...
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