Buttermilk. It makes so many wonderful things, but is hardly needed in more than small amounts in many recipes. When I’m going to need buttermilk, I try to make more recipes that call for it, but it never fails. I waste a ton! I’ve recently fallen in love with dry buttermilk. You just mix it with the other dry ingredients in your recipe, then add the appropriate amount of water indicated on the canister. Easy! And, it will last several years stored in the fridge. Years, yes, you read that correctly…years!
Yes, this is just like powdered milk, but it is real buttermilk. Here’s a list of the ingredients.
Sweet Cream Churned Buttermilk
Sweet Dairy Whey
On their website, SACO says that “it is the only product of its kind available on the retail market today. Made from sweet cream, churned buttermilk, which is the by-product of butter making, SACO Buttermilk Blend is the first real buttermilk available to consumers in over 50 years. Fluid buttermilk, found in today’s dairy case, is merely cultured skim milk and contains no real buttermilk.” You can learn more about it here.