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A question about a recipe: Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread

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I have a question about the recipe "Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread" from Genius Recipes. Could I sub coconut milk or whole milk in for buttermilk? Would that impact the lightness/density of the bread?

asked by Arousing Appetites 2 months ago
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added 2 months ago

Hi. If you have whole milk on hand, add a tablespoon or white vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand for a few minutes. That will produce a reasonable substitute for baking. But if you'll be grocery shopping anyway, pick up some buttermilk.

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Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Assistant Editor at Food52

added 2 months ago

Hi! If you're going to substitute coconut milk or whole milk for the buttermilk, I would suggest mixing it first with a teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. The acid in the buttermilk reacts with baking soda, helping to leaven and aid the cornbread in rising. Hope this helps!