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I made cultured buttermilk!
January 24, 2010
7:09 pm
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Runningtrails - Sheryl
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This is the good stuff that you drink, identical to that bought in the store. I know you can add a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk to use in place of buttermilk in baking, but you will know the difference if you drink it!

It was so easy too! Its a live culture in milk, just like yogurt but easier! It cultures at room temperature!

Just put a little cultured buttermilk from the store into a couple of litres of milk and let sit about 24 hours on the counter, covered.

I posted pics here:  http://providence-acres.blogspot.com/2010/01/make-your-own-cultured-buttermilk.html

I am excited by this! Hubby LOVES cold buttermilk and it is so expensive to buy! It is thick and delicious!

Sheryl - sherylgallant.blogspot.com - providence-acres.blogspot.com

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."  - 1 Thes. 4:11

January 24, 2010
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That sounds cool, Sheryl!  I bought some buttermilk culture from New England Cheesemaking to make some.  That's a good idea to use buttermilk to culture yourself, like yogurt.

Clover made me do it.

January 24, 2010
9:34 pm
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I poured the buttermilk from the store into a muffin tin lines with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. When they were hard, I put them in a bag. I can take one out now to use as a buttermilk starter. You could use ice cube trays too but I don't have any.

I have to get some ice cube trays soon. This is not the first time in the past few weeks that I have had a use for them.

Sheryl - sherylgallant.blogspot.com - providence-acres.blogspot.com

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January 26, 2010
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Great idea Sheryl,  buttermilk around here is at least $3.09 a gallon.  It would be much cheaper to buy a gallon of whole milk and make myself.  It would also save some running around as not all stores carry the whole milk cultured buttermilk, and we use a lot for cooking and drinking.   Cornbread and buttermilk  yum!!Hungry

January 26, 2010
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Is buttermilk cheaper than milk Sheryl? Here it is about the same price...both are expensive. This spring I can borrow a Dexter cow, she will come and graze at my place for the summer so I can see/try if I can fit beside milking my goats, milking a cow in my daily schedule. If it works..I can buy her in the fall, if not I can simply return her. I have made yogurt from goatsmilk, thats tastes great, buttermilk is a task for if have the cow...after I made the butter.

January 26, 2010
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Sorry meant to say $3.09 per half gallon makes quite a difference.Confused

February 4, 2010
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Buttermilk is a lot more expensive, here, than milk.

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