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Can you substitute plain 2% milk for buttermilk in a buttermilk pie?

Silly question, I know.

asked by Susie Smith almost 2 years ago

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 2 years ago

It will not have anything like the flavor.

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pierino
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added almost 2 years ago

It will not have anything like the flavor.

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Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus
added almost 2 years ago

To get a flavor closer to buttermilk, you can squeeze a lemon into the plain milk. Not exact but closer!

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Nora
added almost 2 years ago

May I respectfully suggest you bake a different pie this time? But do try a buttermilk pie when you can. They are delicious.

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Susie Smith
added almost 2 years ago

It worked ok! A little different flavor, but the texture was fine. I added cinnamon for a fall flair, and it was a hit!

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Deborah Madison
Deborah Madison

Deborah is a long-time speaker for the vegetable side of the plate and author of The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

added almost 2 years ago

Buttermilk has a wonderful tang, which is what makes it so good in a pie. Milk that hasn't been cultured just won't have the flavor. It will be a custard pie, not a buttermilk pie! It will be good, just not the same.

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