Monday, July 13, 2009
All this cooking with buttermilk has reminded me of my youth. Before my paternal grandmother's death they keep a milk cow on the farm. When I would come down there would be bowls of milk sitting on the counter waiting for the wild flora and fauna to turn it into a cultured product they called clabber. That is what buttermilk today. It is a milk product inoculated with a standardized culture. It is not what is left over from making butter which it used to be. I am on a whole milk kick now and so I bought whole milk buttermilk. Drinking what remained from making the recipes brought clabber back to my mine because it taste just the same.