A. It's not absolutely necessary, but it is recommended for fried chicken. Buttermilk imparts a good flavor and helps the coating stick to the chicken. Its acid content tenderizes the meat. The chicken should be marinated -- in the refrigerator, of course -- at least one hour or overnight. If you don't have buttermilk on hand, substitute plain yogurt or milk, to which a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar has been added (1 teaspoon per 1 cup milk).To learn more about fried chicken, see:
Pastry dough can be temperamental to work with, to say the least. But don't let that stop you from working with delicious pastry dough. Find tips on how to make pastries in this article.
Granite countertops are a popular choice for many kitchens, but how do you prevent stains from seeping in?