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September 19, 2007 |
I'm a huge fan of buttermilk. It's rich, creamy, tangy, and delicious. What more could a guy want?
So what's the difference between powdermilk and buttermilk? Can they be used interchangeably? Is one better than the other? Have you ever had buttermilk biscuits? Do you have any thoughts on buttermilk drinking, and it's apparent decline over the years?
All the best,
My father loved buttermilk, Peter, and what's more, he believed in its health-giving qualities. He especially loved it in the summer and would pour himself a glass and drink it with great relish and feel refreshed and ennobled. For the rest of us, the thought of drinking buttermilk was akin to the idea of drinking cow vomit, in other words something that Communists might force a child to do in order to renounce God and give up nuclear secrets. And we might have done it, too. The thought of drinking it made us tremble with revulsion. There is no connection between buttermilk and Powdermilk Biscuits. I suppose you could make Powdermilk Biscuits by adding buttermilk to the biscuit mix (in the big blue box with the picture of the biscuit on the cover) but what you would get you should be careful about offering to your friends. Why has buttermilk drinking declined over the years? I suppose for the same reason that eating mud is on the wane. Because there are better things.