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    Question buttermilk

    How can you tell if buttermilk is bad?

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    How old is it?

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    Sniff and taste?
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    Buttermilk stays good long after the sell-by date, even if opened. I love buttermilk so it would be immediately apparent to me if it had gone south. I know some people can't distinguish between the natural tartness / cultured taste of buttermilk/yogurt/sour cream and "bad" ... so if that's you ... sorry I can't help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vbak View Post
    How old is it?
    The date on it is April 4, and I opened it about 2 weeks ago. It smells ok, it just looks seperated. Is that normal?

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    I think it's fine. It would have an off aroma to it. I just opened a qt. yesterday to make ranch dressing and buttermilk chicken with a sell by date of March 22. Whatcha makin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbak View Post
    I think it's fine. It would have an off aroma to it. I just opened a qt. yesterday to make ranch dressing and buttermilk chicken with a sell by date of March 22. Whatcha makin'?
    Sylvia's Ozark Cornbread! Got the recipe here and we love it. It's not always popular with guests, who usually prefer a sweeter, cakier cornbread, but it's hands down our favorite. I've got blackeyed peas with lots of onions, garlic and crushed pepper ready to go in the pressure cooker and fresh spinach ready to steam. One of our favorite meals--simple, healthy and yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieM View Post
    The date on it is April 4, and I opened it about 2 weeks ago. It smells ok, it just looks seperated. Is that normal?
    Yes. Date of 4/4, opened 2 weeks ago? It's probably good till fall. Well, not really, but that stuff does take forever to go bad. Maybe it's too acidic for the nasties to grow in it well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieM View Post
    Sylvia's Ozark Cornbread! Got the recipe here and we love it. It's not always popular with guests, who usually prefer a sweeter, cakier cornbread, but it's hands down our favorite. I've got blackeyed peas with lots of onions, garlic and crushed pepper ready to go in the pressure cooker and fresh spinach ready to steam. One of our favorite meals--simple, healthy and yummy.
    YUM Julie! I should have stopped after work for a quick bite...sounds delish!

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    Can I get in on this too? I love cornbread and also buttermilk. I have 1/2 quart sitting in the fridge. Yes, it does last a long time once opened.

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    Buttermilk definitely seperates as it sits, but a good shake will fix that quick.

    I've opened cartons of buttermilk and found a nice orange fungus growing- that's how I know they're bad. I never shake the carton until I've opened it up and looked for the mold growing. But no mold, and I consider it good to go.
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    OK, everyone's invited to the boat for cornbread and black eyed peas!

    Thanks all for the tips on the buttermilk. mrswaz, sounds like a good tip to keep an eye out for the orange fuzz before shaking.

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