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Making Our Own Butter Milk

Our first attempt at Red Velvet Cup Cakes failed because we used Cultured Light Buttermilk. It does not contain as much fat as buttermilk made from whole/full cream milk.

We tried to find “whole” buttermilk in lots of stores but could only find the exact same Cultured Light Buttermilk we already had.  No-one seems to sell whole buttermilk! We even tried Russian stores since Daddy like to drink it for breakfast.  We saw Kefir and other cultured whole milks but only light  buttermilk. 

So we decided to make our own …

We googled around for a recipe and found it was really simple to make. You can make buttermilk from buttermilk!  

We used some light buttermilk that we already had and we added some whole milk to it and put it in a jar near the kitchen window. 

Then we waited 24 hours for it to get thick.  (It’s called “clabbering”.  Isn’t that weird?)

And then we put it in the fridge. Ta da!

A couple of days later, we did a taste test with Daddy.   He drinks buttermilk all the time so he knows what it should taste like.  We put the store bought buttermilk in one glass and ours in another and asked Daddy to taste them without knowing which was which.

Daddy tasted light buttermilk first then (drum roll please) the “Annushka + Mummy” buttermilk. He could tell which was which without us telling him.  And he loved our buttermilk! He said it was a lot better than the light buttermilk and he wanted us to make it all the time! He said buttermilk and Red Velvet Cup Cakes would make a good breakfast!

It was an exciting experience. Rather “tasteylious”! 

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Click here to read about how to make your own buttermilk.

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