Monday, April 23, 2007

Buttermilk

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?

4 comments:

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