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Re: buttermilk availability?

@Spacrazy - Thanks for your reply—I'm glad you have multiple ways to get access to buttermilk when you need it. I definitely agree that the souring trick just doesn't work if flavor is what you want, and it honestly doesn't provide the right type of acidity, either.

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Re: buttermilk availability?


@spumoni99 wrote:

Just curious what does everyone use buttermilk for?



@spumoni99:  The most popular recipes I need b'milk for are Texas Sheet Cake, Chess Pie; "real" homemade Ranch Dressing.

Keep in mind in the Louisiana households when I grew up it was a staple runoff of butter making and always available. Grandmas on both sides kept the churn canister in the pantry and "dipped" into it daily for making biscuits and cornbread. Momma's fav til she died was a supper of cornbread or cracker pieces torn up and soaked in a tall glass of buttermilk and eaten with a spoon. It was also the best cure for any type canker or sore in the mouth. (I would rather the canker sore 🤐.

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Re: buttermilk availability?

I see it in stock at IGA every trip; not something I ever use or buy.  

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Re: buttermilk availability?

@RedTop - Thanks for your reply. I hadn't heard of IGA before—learned something new today.  Smiley Wink

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Re: buttermilk availability?


@Spacrazy wrote:

@spumoni99 wrote:

Just curious what does everyone use buttermilk for?



@spumoni99:  The most popular recipes I need b'milk for are Texas Sheet Cake, Chess Pie; "real" homemade Ranch Dressing.

Keep in mind in the Louisiana households when I grew up it was a staple runoff of butter making and always available. Grandmas on both sides kept the churn canister in the pantry and "dipped" into it daily for making biscuits and cornbread. Momma's fav til she died was a supper of cornbread or cracker pieces torn up and soaked in a tall glass of buttermilk and eaten with a spoon. It was also the best cure for any type canker or sore in the mouth. (I would rather the canker sore 🤐.


Thats interesting!  When I was a kid I use to put saltines in a glass of milk and it kind of like cereal.  Sounds wierd now!

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Re: buttermilk availability?

Always available here (Michigan)....

 

Local Wal-Mart

 

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Re: buttermilk availability?

My Walmart seems to have it but who needs a 1/2 gal?  If I'm using it for cooking, I do like to drink the left overs.

 

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They also have a dry powder that makes buttermilk.

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Re: buttermilk availability?

Buttermilk is just the liquid that's left over after making butter. I wonder if some dairies are just making less than what they used to. They sure haven't stopped making butter!

 

I use it in some recipes, mostly baking and always in Ranch dressing. I also buy it for hubby since he loves drinking it.

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@U of M Go Blue wrote:

@spumoni99 , I am going to the store for buttermilk tomorrow. My husbands birthday is Saturday and I am making him his favorite chocolate buttermilk cake. I dont even like chocolate cake, but I love this one.


Oh can you give us the recipe please??

And does the buttermilk give the cake a different flavor?

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@loriqvc wrote:

@FLtricia - Thanks for your reply—glad it's available somewhere. There is no Publix in my area, unfortunately. I'm beginning to think the east side of the country is hoarding the supply.  Smiley Wink


Believe me, here in NJ, the east coast, I see shortages of items all the time.

Campbell's pork and beans was completely out of stock for the longest time, now suddenly this week the shelves are stocked so I purchased several.

Milk is a continual problem - the store brand is more often in stock than the milk company brand (which we prefer), for some reason. And sometimes the stock on both is extremely low.

Items such as cocktail sauce, mustard, and different sauces go in and out of stock all the time here, along with many of our favorite brands of different things.

Not sure what is going on, no one seems to know. Perhaps high population causing big demand?