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- n. Plural form of buttermilk.
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"He had nice things to say about Mother Paula's buttermilks."
"Except for the buttermilks," Officer Delinko reported.
Burke's book is, according to the subtitle, "a complete and practical treatise on the manufacture of commercial cultured buttermilks of all types - lactic, Bulgarian, acidophilus, kefir, kumiss, yogurt."
Artificial buttermilks therefore prove a valuable source of food supply for persons who find them palatable and who do not care for sweet milk.
The usual method employed in the making of these artificial buttermilks, as they may well be called, consists in adding to sweet milk tablets containing lactic acid or a certain culture of bacteria that induce fermentation, very much as yeast does, and then keeping it at about body temperature for a number of hours in order to allow the milk to thicken and sour.
There are 24 varieties on the menu with buttermilks the most popular.
I don't think you can really put Lemon Ricotta Pancakes in the same category as the buttermilks.