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buttermilk substitute

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Servings

Serves 1 - 1 Glass

Making a recipe that calls for buttermilk? Use this simple substitute, and you won't need to buy any:

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Ingredients

  • Milk (just under one cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice

Method

    1. 1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
    2. 2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.
    3. 3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.

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jule955
6th Sep, 2017
Thank you to the person who posted this - if you're reading this, know that you saved me having to go back to the shops! Not sure why people are complaining about the cup thing, every supermarket sells measuring cups. And it's not like the Good Food website posted it, it's come from a fellow cook / baker who thought they'd help out others.
Retto
22nd Jul, 2017
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Not sure why US cup measurements are being offered. I'd searched specifically for UK measurements - this is the BBC website isn't it? Please give UK measurements. Ta
Tanjamc
19th Feb, 2016
No idea what sort of cup you are talking about. Please specify.
misslongbody
15th Apr, 2016
An American fluid cup measure is 240 ml or 16 tablespoons
cege
31st Oct, 2015
What is one cup?? In the UK most of us use fluid ounces or mililitres. Update please!
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misslongbody
15th Apr, 2016
According to Nigella.com a uk cup equals 8fluid ounces whereas in America this is more 240 ml or 16 tablespoons and in Australia this is 250 ml. Given that UK doesn't tend to use cups in recipes perhaps go with the American measure if you aren't sure and then adjust for future recipes depending on results.