Is it possible to replace the milk with buttermilk?

  • Posted by: Liz
  • February 5, 2014
Heavenly Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls
Recipe question for: Heavenly Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls


Chef J. February 6, 2014
Just make sure to readjust your bakers ratio's due to you adding more fat to the recipe
petitbleu February 6, 2014
It's true, Le Bec Fin, but in this case it's a non-issue, as yeast is the leavener.
LE B. February 5, 2014
but i do believe that bakers typically respond that changing from milk to buttermilk requires a change in your leavener(bak soda). I always forget the rule but you can find it through google.
petitbleu February 5, 2014
Normally, I would say yes, but the recipe has you scalding the milk. If you try to scald buttermilk, it will separate into curds and whey, leaving you with a curdled, chunky mess. However, I still think you could use buttermilk--just don't heat it on the stove. Let it come to room temp and then add it. I mean, you could even use it cold, but it will slow the rising time.
Liz February 7, 2014
Thanks! I did just that and they worked out fantastically!!!!
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