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Is buttermilk an OK substitute for sour milk in a recipe? I need a cup of the former and I'd hate to sour some perfectly good milk when there is a carton of buttermilk sitting idle right beside it.

asked by cheese1227 about 8 years ago

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added about 8 years ago

I was in the same situation when I last made Kelsey's chocolate cake, which calls for sour milk. I used the buttermilk, and the cake came out just fine.

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cheese1227
added about 8 years ago

Too funny. That is the same recipe I made. I ran with it yesterday, but was wondering if it was just fine for that recipe or if it's a fine substitution in general.

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added about 8 years ago

Here's a link that explains when you can and can't substitute:
http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?t=87329

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phyllis
added about 8 years ago

To make sour milk, add a tbsp or two to the milk in the recipe and stir. Let sit for a few minutes.

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