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Buttermilk Recipes For When You Need Something Insanely Delicious

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Buttermilk is kind of having a moment. The New York Times has given buttermilk a lengthy, loving spotlight article. We're suddenly talking about how to conserve our leftover buttermilk. Ranch dressing is totally ready to make its epic comeback.

If you care to know a bit more about the science of where buttermilk comes from, Slate's L.V. Anderson has got an excellent and quick primer for you. If you just want to talk about how delicious it is... stay right here.

Buttermilk is our kitchen's secret weapon. It is the key ingredient in our finally perfected homemade Ranch dressing. It makes Buttermilk Pudding Cakes from The Lee Bros. "Simple Fresh Southern" perfectly moist and springy. Fried chicken does not get made without first taking a buttermilk bath. It makes mashed potatoes luxurious and can even improve ice cream. And finally, it is also the secret ingredient in nearly every single one of our favorite soups.

There is something about buttermilk's careful balancing act between being milk and being something more like sour cream that makes it feel so special. Below, you'll find just a fraction of the things we can think to put this magical liquid in. What do you use buttermilk for?

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Buttermilk Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers
How Sweet It Is
2
Buttermilk Biscuits With Sausage Gravy
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
3
Buttermilk Pie
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Buttermilk Pie recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
4
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Simply Recipes
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5
Cranberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Cranberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake recipe from Alexandra Cooks
6
Oven Braised Buttermilk Chicken With Za'atar
Thirschfeld/Food52
Get the Oven Braised Buttermilk Chicken with Za'atar recipe from Thirschfeld via Food52
7
Buttermilk Scones With Currants
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Buttermilk Scones with Currants recipe from Alexandra Cooks
8
Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Panna Cotta recipe from Alexandra Cooks
9
Cocoa Buttermilk Breakfast Biscuits
How Sweet It Is
Get the Cocoa Buttermilk Breakfast Biscuits recipe from How Sweet It Is
10
Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Tara O'Brady/Food52
Get the Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe from Tara O'Brady via Food52
11
Buttermilk Pudding
Simply Recipes
Get the Buttermilk Pudding recipe from Simply Recipes
12
Buttermilk Cornbread
Beth Kirby | {Local Milk} via Food52
Get the Buttermilk Cornbread recipe from Beth Kirby | {Local Milk} via Food52
13
Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
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Deluxe Corn Muffins
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