So buttermilk…I have never really drank it or used it except when making Irish Soda Bread for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Next year I promise to do a post on it, for now if you want to make it yourself, head over to my sister blog MysteriousEats.wordpress.com. Anyways, every year I am leftover with buttermilk and have no clue what to do with it.
I know most of you are thinking: pancakes.
I’m not really a big pancake fan, so I’m not into that.
The other day I ran out of milk, and I LOVE milk in my tea. I don’t like to drink my tea without it.
Now normally I would just go to the store and buy more but its been raining.
Actually, that’s not an accurate description. It has been storming-windy, sheets of water, etc. The type of weather that makes you want to just stay home in pajamas with a good book or movie…
But I had no milk!!!!!
So then the idea came to me…what about buttermilk?
I had never even drank buttermilk before, I mean I know you can make a substitute using vinegar so I’m pretty sure it isn’t sweet. And I know in the one Ramona book they call it “sour”
“How else am I supposed to reach things?” Ramona successfully broke the egg and tossed the shell onto the counter. “Now I need buttermilk.” Beezus broke the news. There was no buttermilk in the refrigerator. “What’ll I do?” whispered Ramona in a panic. “Here. Use this.” Beezus thrust the carton of banana yoghurt at her sister. “Yoghurt is sort of sour, so it might work.” The kitchen door opened a crack.“What’s going on in there?” inquired Mr. Quimby.” Ramona Quimby, Age 8
But then in Westerns they always have the men drinking it when they come back from working the fields and such.
So I tried it and…
It is so sour! It’s like drinking plain greek yogurt.
I can’t imagine drinking a whole glass of it. But I thought maybe a few drops…?
It came out…okay. I only did a tiny bit and put in quite lot of sugar. I don’t recommend it for everyday use, but only in a tight squeeze and only a little bit.
Well in the end it worked out, and I got my tea.
For more tea posts, go to I Tried Tea & Me’s Tea Infused Facial Cubes
For a recipe that uses buttermilk (which I had completely forgot about), go to Harlem Tea Room Cheddar-Thyme Scones
For more rainy days, go to A Water-Logged White Christmas
For more C.S. Lewis’ quotes, go to Book Club Picks: A Wrinkle in Time