How to make Buttermilk

Yesterday, Mildred asked us via email:

Hi! I read your post, Buttermilk Pancakes, and Mint Pancakes. Do you know any easy substitutes for Buttermilk?

Here’s an easy recipe for Buttermilk which only takes about 5 minutes to make:


Milk (just under one cup)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice


1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.