Substitute for buttermilk. Can flavored balsamic be used?

I know that if you don't have buttermilk a good substitute is to add 1 TBSP of lemon juice or vinegar to milk (or half & half.) Any reason why you couldn't use a flavored balsamic?(such as chocolate)

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AntoniaJames November 12, 2021
I probably wouldn't do it, if I had any other type of vinegar on hand. Balsamic vinegar tends to be less acidic than cider vinegar, wine vinegar, or white vinegar. You need an acidic ingredient to activate the chemical leavening agents, such as baking soda or baking powder, in the cake batter. I wouldn't take the chance on the balsamic not being up to the task. ;o)
 
Miss_Karen November 12, 2021
Thanks for the informative response! So, there IS a reason- not enough acidity..Good to know.
I have a plethora of vinegars (What Foodie doesn't?) ;)
 
MMH November 12, 2021
What are you making?
 
Miss_Karen November 12, 2021
Cake. I haven't decided yet if I am doing peach or chocolate. I have balsamic vinegar for each flavor....
 
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