Southern Kitchen Bucket List : Homemade Buttermilk.

Today my journey to make another Southern classic continues. Not only is buttermilk a staple in any Southern kitchen, it also functions as a staple ingredient in many recipes. If you’re not one of those folks that happens to have a jug of fresh buttermilk on hand on any given day, then this super simple “how to” on making your own is just what you need.

I wanted to make this Southern classic from scratch and share my journey with you all. Buttermilk comes from the leftovers of churned butter, letting nothing go to waste, which is always important in my kitchen.

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HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK RECIPE:

The only ingredient this recipe calls for is heavy cream. How easy is that? You simply just fill a jar half way with heavy cream. I used one of my glass canning jars. Shake the jar for several minutes, until you see whip cream starting to form.

Continue shaking your jar until you see a thick yellow mixture forming. Congratulations, you just made homemade butter (and you can check out our full recipe for here). So you basically get two made-from-scratch items out of one simple recipe. The remaining liquid is your buttermilk, so simply pour it into a separate jar and use you’re ready to use your fresh buttermilk in any recipe (but I sure hope you’re making biscuits!)

If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time for all this shaking, or you don’t have heavy cream on hand either, you can create a recipe substitute for buttermilk by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to one cup milk to create a similar taste that will get you through without having to run to the grocery store with all the kids in tow.

I would just love to know what are your favorite recipes that use buttermilk?

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Garden Herbed Butter

As Summer comes to an end and we get underway with Fall, I'm still on a quest to try to use as many of the fresh herbs in my garden as I can. I am constantly trying to come up with new ways to preserve the flavor far beyond the season. 

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Garden Herbed Butter, which I absolutely love atop a slice of Skillet Cornbread or Buttermilk Biscuit. A dollop of this butter on a big juicy steak is also a big win for the Mr. I must say I am 100% #teamsavory if given the option and this dish hits all the right notes.

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Garden Herbed Butter

1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened

3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

1 bundle of fresh chives

Kosher salt

Allow your butter to soften to room temperature (or use our recipe for Homemade Butter here). In a small bowl, spread and stir until creamy with a large spoon. On a chopping board, pull off needles from your rosemary and add chives into a pile, chopping into small pieces. 

Add chopped herbs and salt to butter and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture onto a small sheet of waxed paper and roll into a ball or log, twisting the edges of the waxed paper to seal. Place in refrigerator until chilled. 

Serve and enjoy!

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You can certainly substitute any fresh herbs you may have here, like tarragon or thyme, and get creative with using them atop your favorite dish. I'd love to know your best combination. #HEIRLOOMED


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com