Right now I have some cheese draining. After thats done I'll hang it then press it. I'm trying a recipe for Lithuanian Farmers Cheese. It does not use rennet. Instead it uses buttermilk. I'll post if it turns out good ! :)
Does anyone know the difference between real buttermilk (leftover from making butter) and CULTURED buttermilk, that they sell in the stores? I've heard there is a difference, but cannot find the information any more.
I don't think there is a difference in cooking, however. Both kinds of buttermilk are acidic, and cause rising when mixed with baking soda in the recipe.
Found this group thanks to Janet's Notebook. I see that it has been idle for quite a while...maybe we can change that ! I love to use buttermilk. From baking to just soaking , you can't bet it. I'm known in our little area for my buttermilk biscuits (Millie's Buttermilk Biscuits) , but buttermilk is also good to use in other baked goods in place of the water or milk. When used as a marinade it not only adds flavor but tenderizes meat too ! Yep... I love buttermilk ! What is your favorite way to use buttermilk ?
It was a Lemon Buttermilk Custard Pie and WOW was it amazing!!! I will put the link on here in case anyone is interested in making it. Now I gotta see what else I want to make with the rest of the buttermilk that I have. LOL Lemon Buttermilk Custard Pie