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This product is something I have wanted for a long time. The powder in the little canister can be added to water to make buttermilk for cooking or baking. When I need buttermilk for baking, before now, I used milk with lemon juice or vinegar added.
Even though I love buttermilk, I just don't regularly buy it or keep it on hand. Do you?
Using this instead of milk and vinegar or lemon juice, using this powder cuts out one measuring cup. Mix the proper amount of dry cultured buttermilk powder into the other dry ingredients. Mix the proper amount of water into the dry ingredients. Easy peasy.
I just bought the Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, a powder, and have not used it yet. So many good things have been reported about this with no negative comments or cons. That makes it easy to recommend it.
Using the cultured buttermilk powder is $0.22 for 4 Tbsp it takes to make a cup of buttermilk.
A cup of milk is $0.23 + the cost of vinegar or lemon juice.
A cup of buttermilk is $0.37.
I predict I will be very happy with this product. What do you think?
After searching for this product, I found someone to ask, a store manager in the grocery department. She immediately said that Walmart did not carry the product. I assured her WM did, and she was positive WM had never carried it, and she had never heard of it. In the meantime, the grocery stocker walked away, saying they did carry it. He walked right to it on the other end of the aisle and picked it up. She rushed down and was exclaiming about it. She told me she bought a half pint or pint every two weeks in order the make cornbread for her husband.
When I told her how to make a buttermilk substitute using milk with either lemon or vinegar, she exclaimed again. Now, she is going to use something besides buttermilk. The saving is only about $0.15. At least she now knows two other ways to have buttermilk.
This product must be refrigerated after opening. I just could not resist a little taste. It is wonderfully milky-sweet and then suddenly very vinegar-like in a good way. I doubt the blend will be in danger if it is not in the refrigerator tonight. However, I will put it in a pint jar before putting it in the refrigerator. The canister is heavy cardboard, but I would worry about the plastic lid letting in air or moisture.
Ingredients: A cultured blend of sweet cream churned buttermilk, sweet dairy whey, and lactic acid. That sounds like a good blend that is not artificial. Or, is it?
Have you ever used the Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, a buttermilk substitute?