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Buttermilk recipes

21 Recipes

Put buttermilk to good use with our best-ever bakes, savoury salads and fried chicken. These mouth-watering recipes are great for entertaining.

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

4.296295

(27 ratings)

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Basic buttermilk scones

4

(5 ratings)

These savoury scones are perfect with potted fish. Make early in the day then warm before serving, for the best results
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gingery buttermilk scones

4.333335

(3 ratings)

A teaspoon of ground ginger adds warmth to classic scones - try with homemade Rhubarb & ginger jam and clotted cream...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Buttermilk fried chicken

4.416665

(12 ratings)

Follow this step-by-step recipe for foolproof fried chicken - dip in buttermilk batter for a golden, seasoned crust and sweet, tender chicken
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Buttermilk & sultana scones

4.57143

(7 ratings)

A classic teatime treat goes gluten-free- serve with butter, jam, fresh fruit, clotted cream or a combination of your choice
  • 32 mins
  • Easy

Herby buttermilk mash

5

(1 rating)

This mash recipe involves beating your potatoes so the result is super-smooth, flavoured with parsley, dill and chives
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buttermilk caramel puddings

3

(1 rating)

A foolproof make-ahead spin on a crème caramel, using just five ingredients. The perfect winter dinner party dessert for those with a sweet tooth
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Buttermilk, brown sugar & rye bread ice cream

5

(2 ratings)

Try buttermilk ice cream instead of vanilla — it has the same richness but is balanced by a nice acidity. Garnish with crispy caramelised breadcrumbs...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

American biscuits

4.2

(5 ratings)

They might be known as biscuits in America, but they taste like a savoury scone and are perfect for scooping up chowder sauce
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Irish soda bread

4.743055

(144 ratings)

Get the taste of Ireland with this fresh, no-fuss soda bread
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Polenta-crusted chicken with cornbread

4.5

(4 ratings)

Soak chicken thighs and drumsticks in buttermilk, then coat in paprika and cayenne batter and fry. Serve with homemade southern-style bread
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Next level fried chicken

4.42857

(21 ratings)

Choose boneless thighs to make the ultimate fried chicken. For the coating, we've come up with a method that results in the crispiest finish ever...
  • 54 mins
  • More effort

Ultimate scones

4.582525

(103 ratings)

Learn the secret of making perfect scones every time, with Angela Nilsen's ultimate recipe
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Quick chilli cornbread

3.42424

(33 ratings)

This spicy, dense bread is an ideal accompaniment for soup or chowder - it's ready in less than an hour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
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