Monday, April 23, 2007


I have a 1/2 gallon of buttermilk which I used in the scrumptious Pioneer cake. What in the world do you use buttermilk for besides chocolate cake and pancakes? Any ideas?


Carol said...

Have you ever made buttermilk syrup? It's so so so good!

elizabeth said...

I was going to say the same thing. A great recipe for it is:

1 tsp. light karo syrup
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 c. margarine

Blend all ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Use a large kettle as it will foam with the bakings soda.

This is really good with French Toast. You could also make fried chicken I remember seeing fried chicken that uses buttermilk. Maybe check food network, I am sure it was probably Paula Deen.

Jolene said...

Sounds like everyone has the same idea. I made buttermilk syrup with my left over buttermilk from that delicious cake. We like the buttermilk syrup better than regular maple.

Alison Robinson said...

My sister-in-law just posted a recipe yesterday for buttermilk pancakes. I think I'll make them for lunch in an hour or two, I can't wait until tommorrow morning to try them. She said her kids love them. I've never tried buttermilk syrup, but it sounds like everyone loves it!

Buttermilk Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup

2 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 eggs
4 Tbs oil
2 1/2 cups buttermilk

Combine dry ingredients then add eggs, oil, and milk

Buttermilk Syrup

1 cube real butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups white sugar

Melt butter, add buttermilk and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil, remove from heat add:

1 tsp soda (Make sure the pan is large, soda expands mixture)
1 tsp vanilla