How to Make Homemade Buttermilk
Today will be short in preparation for tomorrow’s post … ranch dressing. I use homemade buttermilk in my ranch dressing so I decided I might as well share this step first. I do not recall if I have ever purchased buttermilk but I have ended up using my homemade buttermilk quite often for a Saturday morning favorite around here, biscuits and gravy, and homemade ranch dressing.
Please make note – if you are going to use this in a recipe, start by making your homemade buttermilk first and don’t wait until you get to the step in the recipe where you need to add the buttermilk … those 5 minutes waiting for your milk to curdle can be an extreme nuisance when you have 5 hungry-hungry-hippos waiting for breakfast!
As for the lemon juice, I keep a bottle of lemon juice on hand at all times … it’s cheaper and more convenient for me. If you’d want to take this a step further, use fresh lemons OR grow your own lemon tree even! The most common conversion is 1 lemon equals 3 tablespoons of juice.
Savings: approximately $2-$4 depending on quantity and brand
Environmentally Friendly: always saves on packaging waste when you eliminate a grocery list item