Substitute for Buttermilk

I am going to make the cheese biscuit recipe and don't have buttermilk, would like to avoid a trip the store if possible, I understand you can add vinegar or lemon juice to milk but can you use yogurt or sour cream and get the same effect as buttermilk?

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour April 28, 2011

According to the Cook's Thesaurus you can use yogurt or sour cream as a substitute for buttermilk. I'm sure it will affect the texture to some degree. http://www.foodsubs.com...

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truegrits
truegrits April 28, 2011

if youre making biscuits i would definitely go the splash of vinegar in milk route. You really need a liquidy liquid to get them to set up correctly. The yogurt or sour cream is typically substituted for flavor purposes, but as was said above, the texture would definitely change.

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sdebrango
sdebrango April 28, 2011

Thank you, that was really helpful. I hope my biscuits turn out well, have friends coming over for royal wedding and i am making breakfast they look yummy!

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usingSpoons
usingSpoons April 28, 2011

I regularly use half plain yoghurt with half milk as a substitute for buttermilk. Works for muffins, biscuits (I'd call them scones) and other things. The important thing is to get something of a similar consistency, and with enough acidity to counteract any baking soda/bicarbonate of soda in the recipe.

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sdebrango
sdebrango April 28, 2011

Thank you, the recipe that was posted calls for baking powder and no baking soda. Thanks to everyone for the help.

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