Are you fond of buttermilk? If you are not or haven’t yet tasted it, you should learn about its benefits and start using it in your diet. It’s a tasty and refreshing drink loaded with milk proteins and calcium, and perfect as a weight loss drink. But you can also make use of it in various recipes to add them a great flavor.
Adding buttermilk to baked goods make them lighter and fluffier without having to add a lot of fat. Here are some tasty and easy recipes you can make using buttermilk. You can first learn recipes to make buttermilk.
1. Buttermilk Potato Fried Chicken
- 1 (3 pounds) chicken, cut into pieces
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
- 1 cup dry potato flakes
- 2 cups of vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
Rinse pieces of chicken and pat dry. Take buttermilk in a shallow bowl or dish and add chicken pieces to it. Place in the fridge and let it marinate overnight.
Next day, mix flour, potato flakes, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning in a medium bowl. Dredge the marinated chicken in this mixture so as to get coated from all sides. Set aside for 15 minutes to let the coating stick to it.
Heat oil in a large saucepan or deep-fryer to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
Fry chicken on medium heat till it becomes golden brown.
2. Buttermilk Bread
- 3 cups of bread flour
- 1 ½ cups of buttermilk
- 1 1/3 cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 ¼ tsp. active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp. white sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp. butter or margarine
- 1 tsp. salt
Add all the ingredients to the pan of bread machine and bake on White Bread setting. Before slicing, cool on wire racks.
3. Buttermilk Cake
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 3 tbsp. of all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cup of white sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 1/8 tbsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
Beat eggs to make them frothy and add flour, sugar and butter. Beat until the mixture becomes smooth. Add buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla and nutmeg powder. Pour the batter into a pie shell. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or till the center becomes firm.
Make use of buttermilk in your food in this way to get its wonderful taste and health benefits.