Don’t freak out on me. This is not a recipe, just a quick tip.
Know how you can create buttermilk by adding a splash of vinegar to a cup of milk? I’ve tried it on several occasions—mainly when I ran out of buttermilk and the stores were closed—but somehow I was never too happy with the result. Vinegar just doesn’t have a very pleasant smell to me plus I didn’t like the after-taste.
Then someone gave me the tip to use lemon juice in stead. Eureka! It tastes so much better and it even seems to give my baking a little extra flavor kick! Use 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice on 1 cup of milk, stir and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Voila, faux buttermilk.
Don’t you just love how the simplest things can make your kitchen life so much easier?