buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Definition of buttermilk

1 : the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream
2 : cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk

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Make the biscuits: Stir buttermilk into flour mixture until just combined. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Ham Biscuit Sandwiches With Apricot Mustard," 18 Mar. 2019 Nearby in the Seaport, Tuscan Kitchen (64 Seaport Blvd. at Fan Pier Boulevard) launches brunch service this weekend with ricotta and buttermilk pancakes, frittatas, eggs Benedict, and pizzas, enhanced by a DIY Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Tables: Some big closings in Southie, and welcoming The Wellington," 7 June 2018 In this case, the tofu and buttermilk combined for a chalky texture and the raw ribbons of rhubarb became more like dental floss with each chew. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Perennial makes environmental activism taste good," 25 May 2018 In a bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, mustard, poppy seeds, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper; stir in shallot. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Barley Salad with Strawberries and Buttermilk Dressing," 29 Apr. 2019 There’s the classic square-baked buttermilk version, and a crustier round drop-style biscuit, made by pouring batter into a hot pan. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American Bites for Mother's Day brunch," 9 May 2018 Tupelo Honey's Shoo Mercy sweet potato pancakes are topped with buttermilk fried chicken and hot honey. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "What are you doing for Mother's Day? Here are 26 of Charlotte's best spots for brunch | Charlotte Observer," 18 Apr. 2018 Add 1⁄2 cup dried currants, 2 teaspoons caraway seeds and 1 cup cold buttermilk; stir until just combined. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "How-to tips for food dyes, hoop earrings, scones and more | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 Mar. 2018 Ricotta + Prosciutto Pizza 2 pizza doughs 6-8 slices of prosciutto 1 carton fresh blackberries fresh tarragon honey Homemade Ricotta: 1/2 gallon of whole milk 1/2 gallon of whole fat buttermilksalt Instructions: 1. Cincinnati.com, "Four words: Ricotta, prosciutto, blackberry, pizza.," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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buttermilk

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English Language Learners Definition of buttermilk

: the liquid that is left after butter has been made from milk or cream

buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Kids Definition of buttermilk

: the liquid left after churning butter from milk or cream

buttermilk

noun
but·​ter·​milk | \ ˈbət-ər-ˌmilk How to pronounce buttermilk (audio) \

Medical Definition of buttermilk

1 : the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream
2 : cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk

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