It happens every time- you buy a carton of buttermilk, use it in a specific recipe, and then spend a week feeling guilty every time you open up the fridge and see it sitting there unused. When left that way for too long, it gets bad or spoilt. Why to waste buttermilk when you could use it for a number of ways? Read on to know how you could use buttermilk in food and beauty:
WAYS TO USE BUTTERMILK IN FOOD
Marinating chicken in buttermilk makes the meat incredibly moist and juicy. It also adds a tangy-sweet-sour taste to the chicken which will keep you asking for more!
DIPS AND SALAD DRESSINGS
Buttermilk dips and dressings nice and creamy. It also lightens up herb-packed green goddess dressing, which is classically made with a healthy dose of sour cream.
When heated with sugar, butter, and honey, buttermilk takes on the characteristics of caramelized white chocolate. If you’re looking for a last minute edible holiday gift to make, this is it.
Buttermilk works the best in baking! Buttermilk makes tender cakes, quick breads and biscuits, and works with both sweet and savoury flavours.
Who doesn’t love soft, tangy and tastier pancakes? Tender and a little tangy, buttermilk pancakes are a classic for a reason.
WAYS TO USE BUTTERMILK FOR BEAUTY
– WAY 1: Take a banana and one cup of buttermilk. Blend them well and apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Leave it for about an hour and then wash it off with cold water. This is the perfect solution for those with frizzy hair and it helps to leave your hair soft and free of knots.
-WAY 2: Apply the buttermilk alone or in addition with lemon extract to the scalp and leave it for an hour. Rinse off with cold water and find your hair gorgeous.
Blend half a cup of cold buttermilk along with half a tomato and a handful of mint leaves. Apply this liquid to your skin. Leave it until it dry up. It helps to soothe your sunburn and accelerate the healing process.
Buttermilk has a deep cleansing agent. It also nourishes your skin. Mix two teaspoons of buttermilk and few drops of almond oil and rose water. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Allow it to stay for half an hour and then wash it off with water.
First cleanse your face to remove dirt or makeup. A little of the scrub is left over to use on your elbows or knees in the shower. Take 2 tablespoon of finely ground cornmeal, 3 tablespoons of buttermilk. Use a spoon to mix them well to form a thick paste. Let it stand for a few minutes. Damp a washcloth on your face for a moment. Gently massage the scrub onto your skin in circular motion. Do it for a few minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water and pat it dry.
Mix two tablespoons of buttermilk with oatmeal powder. Apply this paste once in a week on your face. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.
Is there any other way you use buttermilk?