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Buttermilk Recipes

Buttermilk is excellent in baked goods, and also as a soup and salad dressing base. It lends a rich, hearty flavor with fewer calories than milk or cream. Try one of these buttermilk recipes.

Buttermilk Cooking Tips
Buttermilk is excellent in baked goods, and also as a soup and salad dressing base. It lends a rich, hearty flavor with fewer calories than milk or cream. Learn how to cook with buttermilk.

30 Minute Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Recipe
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions here for making your own at home are detailed but not difficult. Rennet and citric acid can be found in health food stores and specialty markets.

Almond Coconut Cake Recipe
If you love Almond Joy® candy bars, you'll love this cake! It's rich, moist, and delicious, full of almonds and coconut. If you want to add to the decadence, sprinkle the cake with miniature chocolate chips when it comes out of the oven and let melt into the coconut topping.

Avocado Bread Recipe
Slightly sweet quick bread is an unusual way to use avocados. The buttermilk is a great way to add richness without a lot of fat.

Avocado Holiday Cake Recipe
Avocados are the good fat used in this unusual and tasty fruitcake for the holidays or any day. May be made as a sheet cake or as loaves.

Banana Nutmeg Mini-Muffins Recipe
Banana mini-muffins are made with whole wheat flour and touched with nutmeg flavor for a healthy snack. You can use this batter for standard muffins as well. Simply extend the baking time about 5 to 10 minutes.

Black & White Chocolate Cake Recipe
Start with a plain vanilla cake mix and end up with a luscious layered cake of vanilla and chocolate with white and dark chocolate chips. This cake mix is beefed up with an extra egg, buttermilk instead of water, and butter instead of oil. Easy to make and impressive on the table.

Black Devil's Food Cake Recipe - Low-Fat Chocolate Cake Recipe
Thanks to applesauce and fat-free buttermilk, this delicious chocolate cake is much lower in fat than traditional ones. Coffee helps to boost the flavor of the chocolate.

Black Forest Buttermilk Bars Recipe
You must love the flavor of chocolate to like these bar cookie. The cocoa flavor is strong, the cherries give a sweet and sour bite, but the bars are not overly sweet. Using canned cherries and a chocolate cake mix makes this recipe easy to make.

Blitz Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
Buttermilk gives a slight tang to these light and flaky biscuits.

Blue Cheese Buttermilk Creamy Dressing Recipe
This recipe is similar to one used at California's North Woods Inn restaurant chain. Try this quick and easy recipe and you'll never go back to bottled bleu cheese dressing.

Buttermilk Basil Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Buttermilk and cottage cheese are a lower-fat substitution for rich sour cream in these deliciously satisfying herbed garlic mashed potatoes.

Buttermilk Cornbread Shrimp Recipe
The herbed buttermilk cornbread coating on the shrimp is slightly sweet with a complementary touch of heat from ground chipotle chile peppers. Don't skip the hour of refrigeration. It helps the coating adhere to the shrimp and the cold start keeps the shrimp from becoming overcooked before the coating is browned.

Buttermilk Doughnuts Recipe
These cake-like buttermilk doughnuts are fried and topped with an optional vanilla sugar glaze.

Buttermilk Eggs in Tomato Shells Recipe
A topping of buttermilk gives a tangy finish to eggs baked in tomatoes. Serve this appealing dish for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner.

Buttermilk Honey Wheat Bread (ABM) Recipe
Tangy buttermilk combines with honey and naturally-sweet whole wheat for a fiber-rich bread. Best of all, the breadmachine does all the work. Ingredients are provided for 1-pound, 1-1/2-pounds, and 2-pound loaves.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The addition of buttermilk to mashed potatoes lends a delicious tang without adding a lot of fat. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled. I also like to add some chopped fresh chives.

Buttermilk Sherbet Recipe
Buttermilk gives an added creamy tang to lemon sherbet sweetened with honey.

Butterscotch Crumb Muffins Recipe
Buttermilk and brown sugar form the basis for these muffins. They get a burst of flavor from butterscotch chips. Also good for mini-muffins.

Chocolate Amaretto Bundt Cake Recipe
This bundt cake is rich with the flavors of dark cocoa, amaretto, and tangy buttermilk. It is topped with a sugar glaze and optional sliced almonds.

Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes Recipe
Chocolate and orange make a fabulous combination, topped with a homemade bittersweet chocolate frosting. This recipe is for standard cupcakes. However, feel free to experiment with miniature chocolate chips in mini-muffins, reducing the cooking time to 10 to 12 minutes.

Cola Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe
This easy sheet cake is wonderfully decadent and rich. The cola enhances the flavor of the chocolate without adding cola flavor.

Coleslaw with Sweet and Sour Creamy Dressing Recipe
The secret to this low-fat, low-calorie coleslaw is the dressing made with yogurt and buttermilk to cut the mayonnaise. The carrots add color and sweetness to the cabbage. For even more color, use half red cabbage along with the green.

Corn Bread with Fresh Tomatoes and Mozzarella Recipe
Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella give an interesting twist to traditional cornbread.

Crunchy Cranberry Buttermilk Muffins Recipe
Fresh cranberries and buttermilk give tang to these tasty muffins, while oatmeal adds crunch. Muffins may be made ahead and frozen.

Dr Pepper Texas Chocolate Cake Recipe
If you enjoy the popular soda, Dr Pepper, you will love this cake loaded with cocoa and chocolate. The soda amplifies the rich flavor of the chocolate. Try adding your favorite nuts as a variation.

Easy Herb Biscuits Recipe
Easy herbed biscuits are particularly good with poultry and pork. Feel free to vary the herbs to your tastes. Mayonnaise may seem an odd ingredient until you consider that it is made of eggs and oil. The batter is also great as a topping for pot pies in place of a rolled crust. Try substituting buttermilk for the milk to add a nice tangy flavor.

Elegant Southern Pralines Recipe
Pecans are traditionally used in praline candies. If you use walnuts, they are called Northern pralines.

Figgy Pudding Recipe
You probably remember it from the old Christmas song. Figgy pudding is a spice cake-like souffle made with figs and walnuts. It is moist, delicious, and easy to make.

Fried Onion Rings Recipe
Buttermilk gives tang to these fried onion rings. Use sweet onions for the best result. The onion rings are kept warm in the oven while you fry them in batches.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Garlic and low-fat buttermilk take the place of butter in these tasty mashed potatoes.

Graham Cracker Brown Bread Recipe
Low-fat and low-calorie brown bread is made with graham cracker crumbs, molasses, buttermilk, and raisins for a healthy tasty treat.

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe
Marshmallows use simple ingredients and are easier to make than you might think. A stand mixer works best because of the lengthy beating time. Be sure to watch it while beating. The mixture has a tendency to crawl up the beaters as it thickens.

Homemade Sour Cream Recipe
Make your own homemade sour cream from heavy cream and buttermilk or more sour cream. Plan ahead to give the sour cream 24 hours to thicken up and chill.

How To Make Homemade Creme Fraiche
Creme fraiche is a thick cream used in sauces and soups and as a condiment for fresh fruits. Learn how to make homemade creme fraiche. Plan ahead as this will take some time.

Huckleberry Pancakes Recipe
Huckleberries lend natural sweetness to easy buttermilk pancakes garnished with fresh strawberries. Blueberries may be substituted for the huckleberries.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cake Recipe
With all of the elements of a Southern mint julep cocktail, this cake is perfect for Kentucky Derby Day. The rich pound cake has a white chocolate ganache frosting with a light mint flavor to complement the bourbon butter sauce infused in the cake. Don't wait for Kentucky Derby Day to make this cake.

Key Lime White Chocolate Bars Recipe
Something magical happens when you combine the tart flavor of key lime with the delicate flavor of white chocolate. These Key lime bars live up to expectations with the perfect mix of sweet and tart. They are so rich and moist, you will want to reduce the standard serving size. If at all possible, use fresh Key limes.

Kicked-Up Fried Calamari Recipe
Calamari (squid) is marinated in buttermilk and creole seasoning, then deep-fried to tender perfection. The buttermilk helps tenderize the squid. Serve as an appetizer or entree.

Lemon Buttermilk Bars Recipe
Moist lemon bar cookies with a delicate lemon flavor and crispy crust begin with a cake mix so they are fast and easy to make.

Lucky Black-Eyed Peas & Sausage Casserole Recipe
Black-eyed peas and collard greens are considered good luck for New Year's, but you'll enjoy this dish year-round. This casserole recipe kicks it up a notch with sausage and a cornbread topping.

Marinated Figs with Buttermilk-Honey Sorbet Recipe
Buttermilk, honey, and citrus sorbet showcase baked figs marinated in creme de cassis and flavored with lemongrass and vanilla beans. The figs are baked in parchment paper packets. Plan ahead to prepare and freeze the sorbet as well as marinate the figs.

Mock Sour Cream Recipe
If you are looking for a low calorie, non-fat, low-carb, and low cholesterol substitution for sour cream, here is the answer. Make your own with these basic ingredients: milk, buttermilk powder, unflavored gelatin, and yogurt. Plan ahead at least one hour for refrigeration time.

Mulligan Stew with Blueberry Dumplings Recipe
This mulligan stew uses chicken as a base with rutabaga, potatoes, carrots, and parsnips, plus delightful blueberry dumplings. Do be sure you use the allspice berries. They complement the blueberry dumplings and connect them to the soup. If you must, you may substitute golden raisins for the blueberries.

Orange Date Cake Recipe
Buttermilk and orange glaze make this cake very moist and full of orange flavor.

Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe
For crispy, yet tender chicken that doesn't tie you to the stove, start by frying and finish the chicken in the oven. Soaking in the buttermilk acts as a tenderizer. Plan ahead to let it marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream Recipe
Buttermilk gives a tangy richness to peach ice cream. Alternative freezing directions are given if you do not own an ice cream machine.

Peach Raisin Coffee Cake Recipe
Don't let the long ingredient list intimidate you. This fruity coffee cake is fast and easy. If you don't have any sour milk or buttermilk on hand, add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to whole milk, mix, and wait 5 minutes to use. Nectarines or apricots may be substituted for the peaches.

Pomegranate Pound Cake Recipe
Classic pound cake gets a light makeover and a boost of flavor from pomegranate seeds.

Portobello-Layered Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Portobello mushrooms cooked in garlic and onions give a rich touch to this casserole with gold potatoes. The mashed potatoes are made with low-fat buttermilk, then layered with the sauteed mushrooms and topped with Parmesan.

Pumpkin Black Walnut Biscuits Recipe
Pumpkin biscuits are studded with black walnuts and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and the tang of buttermilk. Walnuts or pecans may be substituted for the black walnuts. These lightly sweet biscuits are best served hot from the oven with lots of butter.

Red Potatoes with Caviar and Cheese Recipe
New red potatoes are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, buttermilk, dill, and caviar. The potatoes may be cooked in the microwave or baked in the oven. This classy side dish is both low-calorie and low-fat.

Red Velvet Cake Recipe
This old-fashioned rich chocolate cake gets its muddy red color from food coloring. It is topped with a cooked butter frosting.

Rhubarb Nut Bread Recipe
Rhubarb, walnuts, buttermilk and vanilla make a moist sweet bread great for breakfast or dessert.

Rhubarb-Ginger Cobbler Recipe
Three forms of ginger plus rhubarb equals a dessert sure to wow your guests.

Russ & Daughters Sour Cream Sauce Recipe
Serve this simple sour cream sauce with homemade pickled lox.

Russian Cream with Strawberries Romanoff Recipe
Strawberries are marinated in sweetened liquor to top a simple Russian cream pudding. You may omit the liquor, if you wish, and simply top with sweetened strawberries.

Spinach Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Add spinach, leeks, sour cream, buttermilk, and Parmesan cheese to Yukon Gold or Red Bliss mashed potatoes and you have a hit. This is a nice change from traditional mashed potatoes, and colorful, too. Using waxy potatoes like these will give more texture and flavor than the usual mashers, but you may substitute russet potatoes with equal success.

Thyme Biscuits Recipe
Easy and fast buttermilk biscuits are flavored with thyme. These are great with savory meats. Try substituting sage for half of the thyme. These biscuits may be made several hours before serving and reheated in a 325-degree F. oven.

Tutti Frutticake Recipe
If you're not a big fan of candied fruit or citron in fruitcakes, try this version using dried fruits and nuts. You'll want to make this year-round. Because it is so dense, it has a long baking time, and you'll also need to plan ahead to soak the fruit.

Twice-Baked Buttermilk Potatoes Recipe
This easy twice-baked potatoes recipe gets a tangy boost from buttermilk without the calories of sour cream. Chives give just a suble hint of onion flavor without being overpowering. Plan ahead to bake the potatoes the first time and let them cool before scooping out the flesh.

Whiskey Soda Bread Recipe
This sweet bread is stuffed with whiskey-soaked raisings and orange rind and served with whiskey butter for a delicious variation of traditional Irish soda bread. If you don't want to use whiskey, simply soak the raisins in hot water.

White Chocolate Blueberry Buckle Cake Recipe
This version of blueberry buckle coffee cake is enriched with sour cream and white chocolate chips. It is a coffee cake loaded with fresh blueberries that is good enough for the finest company.

White Chocolate Key Lime Muffins or Cake Recipe
The combination of key limes and white chocolate is irresistable. Use this basic recipe for incredibly moist and delightfully tangy sweet muffins or cake.

White Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe
Full of flavor from fresh orange juice and zest, this cake is moist and rich with an added kick from white chocolate chips. Read through the recipe before you begin. It may seem like a lot of work, but it goes together quickly.

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