What to Do with Buttermilk After You’ve Made Biscuits

Buttermilk Fried Chicken © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
By F&W Editors Posted September 09, 2015

After making a huge batch of superfluffy buttermilk biscuits, many are faced with a serious quandary: What to do with all of that leftover buttermilk? Leave the head-scratching to us. Here, nine awesome recipes to make with buttermilk.

After making a huge batch of superfluffy buttermilk biscuits, many are faced with a serious quandary: What to do with all of that leftover buttermilk? Leave the head-scratching to us. Here, nine awesome recipes to make with buttermilk.

1. Buttermilk Dressing
Creamy and garlicky, this dressing is also superfast and easy.

2. Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Marinating fried chicken in buttermilk makes it extra moist, juicy and delicious.

3. Blackberry Buttermilk Smoothies
Buttermilk takes the place of yogurt in this healthy, tangy, ultra-simple blackberry smoothie.

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4. Buttermilk Corn Bread
Tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, this corn bread is the perfect side dish.

5. Lemon-Buttermilk Pudding
This creamy, tangy, brightly flavored pudding can be topped with any fruits that are in season.

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© John Kernick 

6. Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries
Light and moist, with an irresistible crispy top, this buttermilk cake has sweet-tart berries in every bite and takes just 20 minutes to prep.

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7. No-Cook Tomato Buttermilk Soup
All you need to make this simple soup is a blender, a strainer and a bowl.

8. Buttermilk Pancakes with Masa Harina
“These are the best pancakes you will ever have,” Alex Stupak says. They’re light, fluffy and full of corn flavor from the masa harina (corn flour).

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9. Buttermilk-Roasted Chicken with Date Butter
Here, the chicken is marinated in a puree of garlic, shallot, thyme, rosemary and buttermilk, making it extremely moist.

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