Definition of buttermilk in English:



mass noun
  • 1The slightly sour liquid left after butter has been churned, used in baking or consumed as a drink.

    • ‘Adjust the speed to low and add the flour, buttermilk, and vanilla extract in three stages, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.’
    • ‘Another important source of nutrition is milk in various forms such as fresh or sour milk, sour cream, buttermilk, whey, cheese, and butter.’
    • ‘A very popular summer dish is the refreshing saltibarsciai, a cold soup of sour cream and buttermilk or sour milk, with sliced beets, cucumbers, green onions, boiled eggs, and parsley.’
    • ‘Pastries include kleinur, or Icelandic donuts, made of sour cream, buttermilk, vanilla and nutmeg.’
    • ‘Dip the sweetbread pieces in buttermilk, liberally coat with the seasoned cornmeal mix and sear on all sides until golden brown.’
    • ‘Strains are available for a range of desired properties; for instance, there are designated classes of cultures for use in cheese starter cultures, yogurt, milk, buttermilk and sour cream.’
    • ‘Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk the egg and buttermilk in a liquid measuring cup.’
    • ‘Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, buttermilk, vanilla, and coffee in three stages, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.’
    • ‘Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk; heat slightly until it bubbles over; then add to flour mixture.’
    • ‘A better way of ensuring a domed top is to use either buttermilk, yoghurt or sour milk instead of fresh: all these give a light, tender crumb and an alluring, rounded crown.’
    • ‘Ingredients that are suitable for supplying acidity to marinades: wine, vinegar, soy sauce, citrus juice, buttermilk, or yogurt.’
    • ‘Your child's doctor may suggest adding yogurt, sour cream, or buttermilk to your child's diet to help restore the correct balance of bacteria and fungi that normally live in your child's mouth.’
    • ‘The plant processes millions of gallons of ice cream and shake mix, milk, juice, citrus drinks, buttermilk, yogurt mix and ice cream for a wide variety of customers throughout the Southeast.’
    • ‘For those fortunate enough to have a milk source, the most commonly consumed variation was buttermilk, the rather acidic-tasting liquid remaining when butter has been churned and removed from whole milk.’
    • ‘Dip your meat in low- or fat-free liquids such as buttermilk, yogurt or skim milk, then roll it in crushed cornflakes or cracker crumbs before baking.’
    • ‘Cultures for other dairy products like cheese, sour cream, buttermilk and cottage cheese are also carefully selected to provide the preferred attributes for acid, texture and flavor.’
    • ‘Skimmed milk, sometimes mixed with buttermilk, is soured and heated almost to boiling.’
    • ‘I'm no pastry chef, but I tweaked and tasted, from all-purpose to cake flour, buttermilk to sour cream, baking powder to soda, recipe to recipe.’
    • ‘Cucumbers go well with buttermilk, dill, mint, salmon, tarragon, scallions, onions, tomatoes, sour cream and yogurt.’
    • ‘To the toasted bran we've added buttermilk and water, and now we add the raisin mixture and grated orange zest.’
    1. 1.1 A pale yellow colour like that of buttermilk.
      as modifier ‘buttermilk paintwork’
      • ‘This is a lovely buttermilk coloured suit.’
      • ‘Her mother and father walked in from different doors on either side of their buttermilk yellow kitchen.’
      • ‘Softly highlight the sides of the house, with Light Buttermilk.’
      • ‘Not at all; paprika and buttermilk are the two gorgeous colours used to give the Clubhouse at Oldgrange a makeover recently!’
      • ‘The kitchen units are painted a pleasing buttermilk colour, with an almost amber rich wooden work surface.’