My question is about a buttermilk recipe on your site. Hello and thank you for your previous answers to my question about making a cake from scratch I will take your advice and try some of your recipes and change them a bit by adding my own ingredients.
I have another question about your buttermilk recipe. I have never made a cake that needs this ingredient. I am kind of new to this.. Thanks again What is buttermilk? Can I buy it???Chocolate buttermilk cake recipe Hi Yoann, Thanks for coming back and asking another great question. Buttermilk can be purchased at almost any grocery store. It does not actually contain butter as you might think, but is the liquid that is left over when they churn butter. It sort of tastes like yogurt. I don't drink it but some people like it and do enjoy it as a beverage.
The buttermilk of today is made by adding lactic acid to milk and then it is fermented. It is usually labeled cultured Buttermilk and you can get it in low fat or skim varieties. I have used both and they are fine for the chocolate cake recipe on my site.
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Love your site. Recipes are awesome. Looking for a non-dairy Buttermilk substitute - any clue what can be used and how the proportions may change ???
Hi Larry thank you very much. Soy milk, rice milk and almond milk come to mind right away as a non dairy buttermilk substitute. They are thinner than the buttermilk so maybe you could thicken them a little bit using a roux? I don't know I have not tried it but if you make a roux from oil and flour this would thicken the soy milk.
Cornstarch or Arrowroot can be used to thicken it a little bit to mimic the buttermilk. Or you can try it straight up and see what happens. Good luck and please update me on what you decided and how it worked for you. It would be good to know.
Thanks a bunch.
Thanks Michelle. That is great to know that the vinegar works with the soy milk the same as it does with regular cows milk to make a buttermilk substitute.
by: Michele Owen
One cup of soymilk and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar works. Whisk the vinegar into the soymilk and let it sit for a few minutes to curdle.
Whole milk or milk?
Hi ! I want to know if you see a difference between whole milk or milk in a cake/cupcakes recipe? Because at this time, I'm always using 2% milk for my buttermilk or cake recipes. Is there a real difference? Or it's really minimal?
Thank you for your tips!
Your welcome Carolanne, Thank you for your great questions! I use skim milk often because it is what I have in the house most often, for my white cake. I don't really notice much of a difference from whole milk to skim. I only use buttermilk in my chocolate cake so I can't really say whether that makes a difference or not. Buttermilk is thicker, heavier and has a tartness to it. You may notice a larger difference when substituting milk for buttermilk.<
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