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Essential Buttermilk Syrup

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Do you ever wonder what recipes you’ll be known for? When I saw the recipe for Essential Buttermilk Syrup from TK member lizaskitchen, I couldn’t help but think of my mom.

She makes the most amazing Scones served with Homemade Buttermilk Syrup. You might think scones and syrup are an odd combination. But here in Utah, a scone is a piece of delicious deep-fried bread dough. They puff up and cook to a golden brown and are served piping hot with a pat of butter, syrup, jam, or dripping with honey butter—a favorite here in the Beehive State.

My mom has been making her scones since I was a little girl—sometimes for Sunday morning breakfast, or if we were really lucky, for dinner. In our family the favorite topping by far is mom’s homemade buttermilk syrup.

It’s not a recipe I’d ever seen outside my mom’s kitchen. Until I saw it here on Tasty Kitchen.

I’ve watched happily as Essential Buttermilk Syrup stayed on TK’s most popular recipes list. Elisa’s recipe is so unbelievably good, it’s sure to become a favorite for your family, too.

You won’t believe how fast and easy something this good could be.

Here’s the how to make it.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Start with a large pot. There aren’t a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but it’s a little like those volcanoes you made back in science class—when you add the baking soda, it is really going to bubble and fizz. I used a 4-quart saucepan and it was large enough because of the high sides.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

In your large pot, add a cube (1/2 cup or 1 stick, in case you were wondering) of butter. Why, oh why, do all my favorite recipes start with a cube of butter!

Add a cup of sugar …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

And 1/2 cup of buttermilk. I pretty much love anything with buttermilk, too.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Add one tablespoon of Karo syrup.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Stirring constantly, bring these ingredients to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Now for the fun.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Stir in the baking soda and watch it go.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

It doubles in size!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

Add the vanilla.

Remove from the heat and set it aside, stirring occasionally while it thickens.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Guest post by Calli Taylor of Make It Do, recipe submitted by TK member Elisa of Liza's Kitchen.

My mom always serves her buttermilk syrup warm. Try it on your favorite pancakes, waffles, German Pancakes, or even on “Utah” scones. Essential Buttermilk Syrup is light and buttery with a hint of caramel flavor. It is a little less sweet than maple syrup and all the better for it! The last time we had it at my mom’s, my sister said, “I swear this Buttermilk Syrup will change your life!”

Thanks, Elisa, for sharing this wonderful recipe! I love how Tasty Kitchen brings families and food traditions together! Be sure to visit her blog Liza’s Kitchen for more of her wonderful recipes.

 
 

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Essential Buttermilk Syrup

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Description

Pour this yummy syrup over waffles, pancakes, and French toast to make them oh. so. much. better!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

In a LARGE pot, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk, and Karo syrup, and bring to a boil for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add baking soda and vanilla. Mixture will fizz to TWICE THE SIZE or more, so make sure you use a good-sized pot! Set it aside to thicken while stirring occasionally. Pour over waffles, pancakes, and French toast to make them oh. so. much. better!

 
 
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Calli is truly a woman of many talents, from cooking, sewing, crafts, beautiful photography and gardening. Her blog, Make it Do is a treasure trove of recipes, household tips, crafts projects, sewing patterns … you name it. It’s also peppered with photos of her beautiful kids. Go visit her site, and visit it often. There’s always something new to learn there!

 

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korine on 7.8.2011

I found out that if you cook this too long – or keep it warming on just a little bit too high of heat after it’s done it caramelizes! We enjoyed the buttermilk syrup – AND the caramel syrup that we had at the end of the scones!

renee berry on 6.22.2011

thanks for posting the recipe. i have heard about buttermilk syrup, and now finally getting a detailed recipe plus some great pics. can’t wait to try it, and also would like the recipe for the Utah Scones ;)

Debra on 6.16.2011

This recipe looks easy and the picture is inviting! Do you have the recipe for the scones
in the picture?

Tammy on 6.14.2011

ok, I read through each post and finally found from jaybeeEm what I was going to say! Use coconut extract instead!!! It is TO DIE FOR!!!

Donna on 6.13.2011

My family has an old, old pecan praline recipe that uses buttermilk just like this. I bet the flavor of this syrup is like our pralines, which means I will be trying this very soon!