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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My most wonderful baking companion

comes in this small green container...............
Through all of the years I have cooked and baked, I have found buttermilk to work miracles, where just plain milk would most commonly do. I use it to make the best, Texas size biscuits, for dipping chicken into before the flour mixture and for baking wonderful desserts such as............
this creamy Buttermilk Pie. I have turned into a "late evening foodie" where I start baking and making late evening meals with fresh breads and desserts. Tonight I made chicken fried steak (even though in my previous post, I swore I was not making this after a day of work with it) {: Fresh blacked eyed peas from the garden, macaroni and cheese, Mexican cornbread, and for dessert, this pie. The recipe to this pie can be found on my old cooking blog.......My Country Kitchen. Just click onto this link http://countrykitchenkat.blogspot.com and then click on to the February 18, 2010 post found on the archives list on the right hand side of the blog.
For the recipe of this Mexican cornbread, again, go to my cooking blog by clicking onto this link
and then the April 20, 2008 post located in the archives on the right hand side of the blog.
The buttermilk makes both of these recipes a wonderful addition to any meal.
How about you? Do you bake or cook with buttermilk? Is there any different recipe you have for this wonderful concoction? I would love to hear!



20 comments:

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

I have got to start rethinking buttermilk. Looks so yummy!

Mildred said...

Hi Kathleen, My mom loved cornbread better than anything and I made it often for her (with buttermilk). I also make a congealed salad with buttermilk - the recipe is a few posts back.
Your fresh black-eyed peas sound so delicious to me!

Julie Harward said...

I would be so worn out from cooking all day I could not come home and do it all again! You are amazing! ;D

Patty H. said...

mmm. that looks so good!
Blessings
Patty H.

Pam said...

My Mama cooked with buttermilk, and I did not know that you could cook any other way! It has been a staple in my kitchen as long as I have had my own kitchen!
The mexican cornbread looks soooo good--I'm really hungry now!
Blessings,
Pam

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am a HUGE fan of using buttermilk in my baking! It just makes everything better :)

Blessings!
Gail

Vickie said...

Never thought of it, Kathleen, except when a recipe calls for it! I do make buttermilk pie, tho. I'm re-thinking this, too. I think Buttermilk will have to be a staple in my fridge from now on! I'm glad you shared this today.

You are amazing, friend, to cook all day and then come home and cook some more. But... that home cooking was for your hubby and you, and that makes a big difference, doesn't?????

LindaSueBuhl said...

I just can't make pancakes without buttermilk - and a chocolate buttermilk cake -YUMMY. I think too many people think they won't use it up but a weekend or two of pancakes or waffles made with buttermilk and maybe a pan of cornbread - and off to the store for more!

The Gingerbread House said...

Goodness Kathleen, that pie and cornbread is really sucking me in! :o) it looks so delicious, that's because you put your heart into it..and felt like doing some real food cooking, not that fast pace that the restaurant cooking calls for...Glad you're putting some time in on the blog,I miss your post. Ginny

KathyB. said...

Buttermilk, I keep forgetting about how yummy buttermilk in recipes can be. Boy, you do a lot of cooking and baking all day long and into the night. Your home must smell mouth-wateringly heavenly!

Nancy M. said...

I've never tried buttermilk in a recipe unless it called for it. Cornbread sounds great, I'll have to make it sometime!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Kathleen, that looks yummy! And yes, I cook with buttermilk all the time (and drink it, too!). I'll have to try your buttermilk pie, that's a new one for me.

Daisy said...

I've never tried cooking with buttermilk, Kathleen. That pie looks delicious, though, so maybe I should try it. :)

grammy said...

that makes me want cornbread right now
it is cool and rainy right now...so it would be great
I will check out that link

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh yes, I do love to use buttermilk--it gives the most tender texture to baked goods - yep, my cornbread for sure! I have an old recipe in my great-grandmother's old handwritten collection of recipes for buttermilk pie. I'll have to compare it to your ingredient list. I've never made it, but I really will!!!

peggy said...

Buttermilk is a must for my pancakes, also for the biscuits which I try to make. And I can't think of anything better on a hot summer day than a cold glass of buttermilk with some chunks of hot cornbread right in the glass,and eaten with a long handled iced tea spoon. My husband liked it with sweet milk but it's better with buttermilk.I imagine you young ones are saying "what?"

Conni said...

Okay, I'm gonna need to try that cornbread recipe - it looks soooo good! Thanks!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweet Kathleen!

You sure know how to cook up a storm! I also make buttermilk pie! Yummy!

Hugs,
Maryjane

jennifer said...

Hello,

I've been following your blog for a while now & when I saw this post I knew I had to share.

I have lived without access to buttermilk for over a year now. So I've had to give up pancakes, biscuits, cornbread...you name it.

But surprisingly I found this the other day:
http://www.ourjennericlife.com/jennifer/look-it-look-it-look-it/

And now that I have it - knowing it will be gone in a flash, not to come back - I'm hesitant to use it.

So I may just save it for Thanksgiving.

Much love from an overseas Army wife,
Jennifer

The Tile Lady said...

I love to cook with buttermilk...and to drink it! Boy, this meal sounded so SCRUMPTIOUS! My mouth is watering!