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Buttermilk recipes

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

39 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These savoury scones are perfect with potted fish. Make early in the day then warm before serving, for the best results

40 mins
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Vegetarian
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Follow this step-by-step recipe for foolproof fried chicken - dip in buttermilk batter for a golden, seasoned crust and sweet, tender chicken

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

32 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Crisp iceberg lettuce and peppery watercress make a fresh springtime salad

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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
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Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These fluffy American-style buttermilk pancakes are best made fresh and served up for brunch with our decadent apple and pecan topping

50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get three of your five-a-day from this chicken and bacon salad, which can be adapted to use leftover turkey and is packed with protein and vitamins

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this tasty American-style tomato, avocado and corn salad alongside roast chicken or barbecued meat. Buttermilk in the dressing adds a hint of sourness

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pile 'em high - these simple and scrumptious buttermilk pancakes are guaranteed to be a real crowd pleaser

50 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to this gourmet roast chicken and chips, marinated in buttermilk for juicy meat and roasted with lemon and thyme until crisp

55 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These pretty miniature baked cheesecakes are so easy to make and serve. Adjust the toppings throughout the year, using whatever fruits are in season

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
171 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get the taste of Ireland with this fresh, no-fuss soda bread

55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Soak chicken thighs and drumsticks in buttermilk, then coat in paprika and cayenne batter and fry. Serve with homemade southern-style bread

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
38 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
111 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
34 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our buttermilk corn pancakes with bacon and maple syrup for an American-style brunch. If you can't get hold of buttermilk, you can easily make your own

40 mins
Easy
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