buttermilk

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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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Whisk buttermilk, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and a large pinch of kosher salt in a medium bowl. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Sugar Snap Pea Salad," 23 Apr. 2018 Add the vanilla, framboise, buttermilk, sour cream, and a pinch of salt, and whisk to combine well. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Banish winter with a chicken-pesto dinner tart, salad, and dessert," 20 Apr. 2018 Soak the chicken in the egg and buttermilk at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Is this KFC's secret original recipe for its famed fried chicken?," 6 July 2018 With Smoke Salmon, Eggs And Horseradish Cream Yield: 4 servings Serve with salad greens drizzled with an herbed buttermilk dressing. Sara Moulton, charlotteobserver, "This breakfast for dinner has the best diner moves | Charlotte Observer," 20 Feb. 2018 Combine molasses and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Pear Loaf," 7 Dec. 2018 Working with 1 piece at a time, remove chicken, letting any excess buttermilk drip off, then coat in cornflakes, pressing gently to help them adhere. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Hot-Honey Chicken Sliders," 26 Nov. 2018 Despite making such a big fuss over its burgers earlier this year, IHOP, oddly, is giving away a free side of buttermilk pankcakes or pumpkin-spice pancakes with the purchase of its Steakburger items. Fox News, "Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with free or discounted burgers, and nothing else," 18 Sep. 2018 Mix this buttermilk powder with a quart of whole milk and pour it in the tub. Allure, "8 Things That Will Make Your Bath Unbelievably Better," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of buttermilk

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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buttermilk

noun

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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