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can you substitute yoghurt for buttermilk

just a general question about substitutes

asked by emcsull over 2 years ago
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boulangere

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added over 2 years ago

Generally, yes. You may want to whisk a bit of water into it until it resembles the consistency of buttermilk so that your batter won't be too dense.

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DeannaMarie

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added over 2 years ago

This really depends on what you're making. BUT have no fear, you can make your own DIY buttermilk. Check this out for tips. https://food52.com/blog...

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added over 2 years ago

have done, thanks. But I have this pot of yoghurt staring at me every time I open the fridge, and it has to go.

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added over 2 years ago

Perhaps you should specify the purpose. Yes I do it quite often in baking for as good or better substitute. For sour cream as well I find them all interchangeable. Plain unsweetened of course.

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added over 2 years ago

I was just thinking of substituting yoghurt for buttermilk in buttermilk pancakes, now that you ask. Might need a bit more baking powder, what do you think ?

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added over 2 years ago

I was just thinking of substituting yoghurt for buttermilk in buttermilk pancakes, now that you ask. Might need a bit more baking powder, what do you think ?

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 2 years ago

No, you won't need any additional baking powder or baking soda, the latter being the ingredient that neutralizes acids. Buttermilk and yogurt are of a similar acidity.

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added over 2 years ago

Oh, I sometimes thin it with milk.