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Friday Tip|Freezing (part one)

Halllooooo!  It’s Friday and it’s time for a tip!

I love making things with buttermilk.  There’s the Indian bread we love that calls for a 1/4 cup, and the beautiful German Chocolate Cake that needs a cup.  Problem is, buttermilk is sold in quarts…that’s a lot of bread and cake.  I hate throwing things out, so I decided to take the remaining buttermilk left from my friend V’s birthday cake and freeze it in an ice cube tray.  Beautiful thing – two cubes measures 1/4 cup.  Probably not exactly but close enough.  So if you take your standard ice cube tray, fill it up with buttermilk (or any other liquid, like, say, chicken stock, or nice dark veal stock, or even vegetable stock or orange juice, whatever), and then pop the cubes out and store them in a freezer bag, you can parse out what you need, when you need it.  Eight cubes = 1 cup.

Not a great idea to keep stuff in the freezer longer than 3 months.  It just starts to get nasty.  If your buttermilk is pushing past 3 months, consider making a buttermilk soap.  Don’t know how to make soap?  That’s comin’ up!

Cheers.

2 Comments

  1. NadiaThinks says:

    YOU JUST READ MY COOKING MIND! Just yesterday, I threw out a partial quart of buttermilk because I used just half a cup last week and went out of town, returning to spoiled buttermilk…as I dumped the bottle, I thought “why oh WHY isn’t this sold in cooking-friendly increments?!”

    I <3 you so much right now & am going out tomorrow to buy an ice cube tray!!!
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  2. Kathlyn says:

    The only thing I don’t like about cooking is throwing stuff out. I hate it so much that it’s hard to get me to do it. We now have enough frozen buttermilk to make 4 more cakes but at least I wasn’t wasteful! 🙂

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