- Preparation and cooking time
- plus 10 mins standing
- Makes 250ml
Making homemade buttermilk is surprisingly easy. Use it in pancakes and cakes, as a marinade for fried chicken or for salad dressings
- 250ml whole or semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
- STEP 1
Mix the milk and lemon juice in a jug. Leave at room temperature for 5-10 mins until the milk has thickened slightly. It won’t thicken as much as traditional buttermilk, but it’s a great substitute when making scones, soda bread or pancakes. Don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled or has small white lumps in it, it will be fine once cooked.