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    History of Buttermilk

    Originally buttermilk was made in the process of churning butter from cream. The leftover liquid is buttermilk. This was called traditional buttermilk. These days commercially available buttermilk which is also known as cultured buttermilk is made by fermenting dairy milk with bacterial culture. Back in those days this cultured buttermilk was called artificial buttermilk to denote that traditional buttermilk was natural buttermilk. These days even powdered buttermilk is available which can be mixed with water to get the liquid form.

    Yogurt is made by fermenting cow’s milk using yogurt cultures. The fermentation process converts the lactose into lactic acid and that gives it the tangy taste.

    Both buttermilk and yogurt come in low fat and non-fat varieties.

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    Health benefits of Buttermilk/Yogurt:

    Buttermilk supposedly helps in digestion, reduces acidity and believed to reduce blood pressure too. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12.

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    How to use it Baking?

    Both buttermilk and yogurt are good egg substitutes especially while baking muffins, cakes and cupcakes. It gives the baked goods a nice airy and light texture. Buttermilk and yogurt can be used interchangeably in baking recipes. If you are not able to find buttermilk, dilute yogurt with few drops of water and use it instead. Another substitute would be mixing lemon juice/vinegar with milk (either dairy or non-dairy if vegan).

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    Substitute for Buttermilk

    Yes there is a substitute for buttermilk. If you have yogurt or sour cream at home you can dilute it by adding few drops of water and use it in place of buttermilk or mix some lemon juice/vinegar with milk (dairy or non-dairy).

How to replace Yogurt/Buttermilk for eggs?

YogurtBoth buttermilk and plain yogurt are good egg replacements, especially while baking muffins, cakes, and cupcakes. You can buy it in the refrigerator section of grocery aisles next to the milk.

1/4 cup of buttermilk or yogurt for each egg to be replaced. Vegan yogurt can be used as an egg replacement in vegan baking.

The baked goods will be lighter and not as dense as the ones with pureed fruit.

Yogurt/Buttermilk Recipes

Here is the full list of baking recipes that use Yogurt/Buttermilk as an egg substitute.

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The BEST Blueberry Scones (Bakery Style)


(from 3 reviews)
I bet that once you try this method of baking blueberry scones you would never do it any other way. Find the step-by-step pictures for this BEST blueberry scones.

High Fiber Carrot Bran Muffins


(from 4 reviews)
If you are looking for an healthier alternative to start your day or a mid-day snack to energize you without giving a sugar rush, try these high fiber, whole wheat carrot bran muffins and you will not be disappointed.
Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Eggless Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake


(from 3 reviews)
Looking for an easy dessert idea to feed a crowd? This eggless chocolate sheet cake is the best recipe to try.

Pear Oat Bran Muffins


(from 1 review)
A simple, healthy and wholesome eggless muffin recipe using pear, walnuts, whole wheat pastry flour and oat bran.

One Bowl Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes


(from 2 reviews)
If you are in a hurry yet want to bake chocolate cupcakes that looks great and tastes "out of this world", then this one bowl eggless chocolate cake recipe is your answer.

Eggless Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cake


(from 4 reviews)
Here is the Rich, moist & buttery eggless marble cake (Chocolate Vanilla Marble Cake) that will be an instant with family & friends (step-by-step pictures)

Eggless Pumpkin Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting & Video


(from 4 reviews)
Move over pumpkin pie! It's time for these eggless pumpkin cupcakes to take over the Thanksgiving table or any other special occasion.
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Beet Greens in Spicy Yogurt Sauce (Mor Kootu)


(from 1 review)
Beet greens are versatile like spinach, it can be used in so many different ways. Yesterday I tried it in the traditional "Mor...

Hominy Grits Instant Idli

A very simple to prepare and healthy recipe to prepare instant idlis using corn grits. I came up with this idea of using grits to make instant idlis. Yet another time grits has proved to be versatile. The idlis came out very well and especially it tasted so good with sambar for side dish.

Ditch your Diet for this Decadent Caramel Cake


(from 2 reviews)
Decadent and delicious 4 layered egg free caramel cake will be a show stopper fetching you a lot of compliments.

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