I have the BUTTERMILK BLUES: you know, when one must buy a QUART of buttermilk for a recipe and then one is faced with the quandary: WTH to do with the remainder?
Whatever happened to being able to buy a PINT of buttermilk? Through the years I have tossed numerous containers of leftover buttermilk and please, don't tell me to DRINK it and no, I do not want to use the vinegar/lemon juice addition to real milk as a substitute for buttermilk.
I wanted to make Carla Hall's biscuits and the recipe called for just 3/4 cup of buttermilk. The biscuits were quite flaky but not as delicious as my mother's biscuits which do not require buttermilk.
A friend sent a recipe for ORANGE BUTTERMILK SALAD:
3 tablespoons white sugar
6 ounces orange gelatin
2 cups buttermilk
1 8-ounce container of Cool Whip
Mix pineapple and sugar together in a medium saucepan; bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved; remove from heat; let cool to room temperature. Add buttermilk and mix. Refrigerate 1 hour or until partially set. Gently fold in Cool Whip. Pour mixture into a lightly greased gelatin mold or into a lightly greased
8 x 8 glass pan. Refrigerate 8 hours or until completely set.
I STILL have leftover buttermilk! I shall FREEZE it to use in Gerald's birthday cake: German's Sweet Chocolate Cake!
I shall freeze the remainder and save it to use to make Gerald's German's Sweet Chocolate Cake for his birthday!