The other week I was at the grocery store, and thinking it would be nice to make some whoopie pies, I picked up a quart of buttermilk.
A couple of days later, I was at a different grocery store, and I thought it would be nice to make some whoopie pies, so I bought a quart of buttermilk.
A couple of days after that, I was digging through the fridge and discovered that I had two quarts of buttermilk.
My whoopie pie recipe only calls for a 1/2 cup, so I'm used to never really finishing a full quart of buttermilk in the first place. But I hated the idea of wasting nearly two quarts of buttermilk, so I decided to go on a bit of a rampage.
This week, by the time both quarts expired, I managed to make:
- 1 batch of buttermilk biscuits (very flat)
- 1 batch of mac & cheese (which is not the world's best, but it's sufficient for my lunches)
- 2 batches of scones (fruit, chocolate chip)
- 3 batches of whoopie pies
And I used all but probably a 1/2 cup or so of buttermilk. Not bad. Though if you can use buttermilk a day or two beyond its sell-by day, I may have the chance to make something else this weekend. Then I'm declaring a buttermilk moratorium.