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 The Virtues of Dried Buttermilk (or not)

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The Virtues of Dried Buttermilk (or not) Mon, 11/21/11 11:00 PM (permalink)
Well gang, here I am again with another request of sorts.
I have been using Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuit Mix for quite some time and want to be able to make my own buttermilk biscuit mix and be able to store it and have it on hand instead of spending $4 for a container that might last me a couple of weeks. But the dilemna that I have is that if I want BUTTERMILK biscuits then I am going to be relegated to either using dried buttermilk in the mix or having buttermilk on hand at the time I am making them.
I have read in quite a few places on the net that dried buttermilk is a poor comparison to the real thing because when you add water to it it's flat. Well I can see that, but I don't have any experience with it. I trust the folks here because of the success that I have had in the past following advice that I have received, so I thought I would come here for feedback.
Why is it so hard to find regular buttermilk anymore? No stores in my area carry it, they are all low fat. I asked about that and everybody tells me this is the way it has been for years now. Does anyone have a good recipe for taking regular milk and adding vinegar to make buttermilk?
What are my options here? I like Pioneer, but want to be able to make my own cheaper than that without suffering quality and flavor.
Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.
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