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Food hack: How to make buttermilk

There’s no need to buy buttermilk anymore once you've mastered this easy food hack to make your own buttermilk from milk and lemon juice.
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Buttermilk tends to be one of those ingredients that pops up in a recipe every now and then and you usually don’t have it in the fridge. But never fear, those days of being buttermilk-less are over!

This nifty food hack shows you how you can make buttermilk at home with only two ingredients – milk and lemon, and just a little bit of patience too!

It doesn’t take much to make buttermilk. All you need is to mix 250ml milk...


...with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.


And leave it for 5 minutes.


It will change colour and texture, making buttermilk, which you can use in the same way as you'd use buttermilk in the recipe.

Buttermilk is so easy to make at home. Once you’ve mastered this trick, they’ll be no need for the shop-bought version again! Buttermilk is a soured milk with a yellow colouring.

Try making buttermilk pancakes with your freshly made buttermilk, or how about using as a marinade to make buttermilk chicken or even whip up a batch of homemade buttermilk scones.

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