you say either, i say either

Even with 15 years of marriage under our belts, we still have some invariables. I remember the first time I told Mauri that when a recipe calls for buttermilk I simply use vinegar to sour regular milk. He was appalled! So when I read my young friend Tina’s blogpost about making buttermilk pancakes I had to send him the link. (Note our comments on her post.)

Saturday is our pancake day, and you can be sure Mauri’s variable pancake recipe invariably includes real buttermilk, which has become a staple in the Macy fridge—despite my well-practiced workaround.

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4 Responses to you say either, i say either

  1. Tina says:

    Ha! Thanks for the mention. Here’s that powdered buttermilk product I mentioned. Maybe you should give it a whirl!

  2. Heather says:

    this is interesting because i was just looking at that powdered buttermilk substitute seriously considering it. have a bbq recipe that is calling for buttermilk (strange, but got good ratings) and ultimately decided to spend 38 cents for a tiny bit of buttermilk rather than the 4 something for the can. My mom recommended using lemon with milk, but like Maury, I can’t bring myself to do that.

    there is some strange variable in cooking indeed. Jeff can’t bear to smash the garlic to get the peel off, like he is afraid to hurt it? even though it will go directly into the pulverizer. you say tomato, I say tomahto?

  3. Ridge says:

    I’ve tried all 3: REAL buttermilk, adding vinegar to regular milk and powdered buttermilk and I have to say, the real stuff wins hands down. It’s not just the taste that makes the difference, it’s the consistency as well. It coats the spoon, dontcha know! 🙂

  4. Lisa says:

    I do vinegar in real milk too! My gourmet baker friend showed me that trick. I love not having to buy buttermilk, use a cup and have the rest go bad because I won’t need it again for 3 months…

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