Thursday, April 2, 2009

Buttermilk Syrup

3 /4 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 cube real butter
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine buttermilk, sugar, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda in a LARGE pot. Like one you'd make soup in. Yes, you'll have way more pot than ingredients, but this will boil all over your newly-cleaned stove if you put it in a smaller saucepan. Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to low (as long as it's still bubbling, you're okay). Cook, stirring very frequently, for 9 minutes. You're basically making candy here and candy-making requires constant vigilance.
At nine minutes, it should take on this luscious golden-brown color. Remove from heat and add vanilla. There will be foam on top. It tastes just as good, but it's not super pretty. If you're into aesthetics, you can skim it off; otherwise, just give it a good stir.

*This almost can't be considered syrup! It's pretty much carmel. We had waffles with strawberries and ice cream and this syrup. Most people just topped it off with the syrup because it's pretty much candy! It was SOOO good with vanilla ice cream! You HAVE to try this!! I'm also thinking it would be AWESOME on popcorn!

*Recipe and picture from Our Best Bites.

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