Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cultured Buttermilk

Delicious!! I just ran the little blender through it and it's ready to drink, as soon as it's cold. You can read how to make your own cultured buttermilk in a previous post
"Make Your Own Cultured Buttermilk"

I let it sit and "make" for 2.5 days. We have determined that we like the tartness of it best at that age. If you like a smoother, less tart buttermilk, let it sit for just the two days or even less. If you want someone to learn to like buttermilk, start them on a less aged product.

It needs blending because it starts to separate after a day or two. If you want to make a great soft cheese, just let it continue to separate, strain the solid curds and you have cheese. The liquid whey can be used in all kinds of other things. You can make sour cream by letting the bacteria grow in cream instead of milk. It's the same culture.
We always have a jug of buttermilk making on the counter. It goes fast around here!


The Japanese Redneck said...

I've never learned to drink it like milk. I've only used it in cooking.

Bobbi Jo said...

That is great! Thank you for sharing I just love a good glass of Buttermilk with a little salt & pepper. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

We love it and drink it all the time. Hubby takes it in his lunch to work.

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