Sometimes when you’re in the mood to bake something you really don’t want to spend money on special ingredients or just don’t want to drive all the way to the store for one special item. If you’re like me and sometimes make cakes or cupcakes with buttermilk included in the ingredients you might not always have buttermilk on hand. Over the last couple of months I’ve read and have tested a trick of a substitute of buttermilk. All you will need is regular milk and white vinegar (or lemon juice).
- Pour just under one cup of regular milk in a measuring cup
- Incorporate 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and stir slightly
- Let the liquid sit for 5 minutes. Use as much as your recipe calls for
This simple buttermilk substitute will come in handy once in a while when you are in a pinch for an ingredient you don’t usually have on hand. I’ll continue to try to keep you updated on more baking or cupcake ingredient substitutes, and be sure to come back for more cooking tips!