Friday, October 2, 2009

If You Are Missing an Ingredient...

If thee needs anything and cannot find it, just come to me and I'll tell thee how to get along without it. ~Etta Macy (quoted by James Alexander Thom in "Indiana's Self-Reliant Uplanders," National Geographic Magazine, March 1976).

I just typed up a recipe that included sour milk among the ingredients. Of course, you can substitute buttermilk for sour milk, or you can make your own, by adding a spoonful of lemon juice or white vinegar to sweet milk and letting it stand for a few minutes to sour.

Experienced cooks learn these tricks over time. If you would like to see a nice collection of food substitutions in recipes, please check out the Home Cooking page on Recipe Substitutions.

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