Brown Butter Marshmallows

Soft, bouncy homemade marshmallows with bits of brown butter. These brown butter marshmallows taste of sweet pure vanilla, brown butter and sea salt and make the perfect addition to cocoa, coffee and s’mores. 

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One Yolk Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the quickest way to chocolate chip cookie heaven I know: soft, chewy and packed to the rim with chocolate. Six chewy chocolate chunk cookies made with just one egg yolk, loaded with bits of dark chocolate and ready in 20 minutes.


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    Lemon Curd Stuffed Cookies

    Thick, chewy cookies with crisp edges stuffed with tart lemon curd and rolled in sweet, subtly crispy poppyseeds. 
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    Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Big, bakery style chocolate chunk cookies with thin, crispy edges, chewy middles. Bits and chunks of chocolate in every bite, plus a secret ingredient that makes them extra delicious. 
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    Chocolate Sugar Cookies

    These soft, chewy, and super chocolatey cookies come together easy and quick and last for days. They are begging to be dunked into a glass of milk for the absolute perfect afternoon treat.
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    Caramel Apple Cookies

    Cookies that taste like caramel apples?! These are packed with oats, and freeze dried apples to get that wonderful apple flavor and in the center a big puddle of chewy salted caramel. The only cookies I will insist you make this season. 


Chocolate Rainbow Cake “Moonbow Cake”

A rich chocolate bundt cake with a tight, dense crumb and a gorgeous rainbow surprise inside! 
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Welcome, I’m Sam!

Welcome to buttermilk! I am so glad you found me.

  • My goal is to make this site a trove of innovative recipes you won’t find elsewhere. I like to play with unconventional combinations, create simple baking methods that can lead to delicious and complex results, and most of all to share unique baking ideas which make you grin with excitement and race to your kitchen.
  • I chose the name buttermilk because it is one of my favorite ingredients. I grew up on the thick-and-perfectly-sour drink, and as I began baking with it I learned that it makes bakes light and tender, and well, totally scrumptious. The first chocolate cake I made when I was 16 was a buttermilk chocolate cake. I still make that recipe today and love it dearly.
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