Apple Cider Donuts

Homemade apple cider donuts! This easy recipe includes brown butter, apple butter, and apple pie spices making it the ultimate cider donut. It’s packed with flavor, the texture is cakey but decisively donuty as they are fried and coated in spiced sugar. 

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Emergency Brownies

If you ever find yourself needing fudgy, rich brownies, like asap, these are for you. One bowl, ten minutes and only five ingredients away. 
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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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