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Old 01-06-2007, 03:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an open carton of buttermilk. I think I first opened it around Christmas. I want to make biscuits, but I can't tell if it has turned. It is from pasteurized milk (I would love to find raw milk, but I've had no luck where I live in Portland, OR) and seems to have an "alive" smell that wasn't there when I first opened it. I assume that since it is a cultured drink, its fine, but the carton says that it is best for five days after opening. Can I still make biscuits?
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I would say that being you are baking with it to use it.

I always turned milk products for cooking being I dont want to waste them.
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I never follow use by or expiration dates with dairy products. My rule for milk type products is that I would use it unless it's gone clumpy, makes me gag when I smell it, or has turned a strange color. If none of that has happened, and it's just really old, I'll cook with it.
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yeah to me trust your nose....to me when good cultured stuff goes BAD it smells NASTY like old dirty socks. YUCK. Expiration dates don't mean as much as smell.

I would give it a good shake then smell and see what your instinct says.
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I use it unless it grows mold.
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