Two for Tuesday: Buttermilk

If you read my blog regularly, you know I love buttermilk.  I bought some buttermilk recently to make these lemon buttermilk popsicles.

buttermilk lemon pop

In NYC, it’s almost impossible to find full fat buttermilk anymore.  Full fat buttermilk is so delicious, and I can drink it.  Fat-free buttermilk is gross, in my opinion, and I can’t imagine drinking it.  The only kind I could find was this Friendship 1.5% fat.  It advertises that it’s 50% less fat than regular buttermilk.  I’m all for food choice, and if I want full fat buttermilk, I want to be able to buy it.  (I’m really wondering if it’s a Bloomberg conspiracy that you can’t find it in NYC.)  This lesser-fat version is OK in a pinch but not like full fat.

Anyway, I made the pops and still had a lot of buttermilk left over.  I made chili and cornbread one night.  I found this recipe for buttermilk cornbread.  Wow, was this a delicious cornbread.  If you like your cornbread sweet, this is an excellent recipe.  With chili, it’s perfect, as the sweetness cuts the heat a bit.

I still had leftover buttermilk, and I couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  Then, I remembered Michael McFee’s poem “Cornbread in Buttermilk” from an issue of Edible Piedmont a few years ago.  So I had some cornbread in buttermilk.  Boy, was his dad right.  This is delicious.  The way the buttermilk softens the cornbread, the moist sour crumbles on my tongue.  I loved it.

cornbread in buttermilk


One response to “Two for Tuesday: Buttermilk

  1. What a great idea, and I can only imagine how great these must smell!

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