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.
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.
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 …
And 1/2 cup of buttermilk. I pretty much love anything with buttermilk, too.
Add one tablespoon of Karo syrup.
Stirring constantly, bring these ingredients to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now for the fun.
Stir in the baking soda and watch it go.
It doubles in size!
Add the vanilla.
Remove from the heat and set it aside, stirring occasionally while it thickens.
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!”
Pour this yummy syrup over waffles, pancakes, and French toast to make them oh. so. much. better!
- ½ cups Butter
- 1 cup Sugar
- ½ cups Buttermilk
- 1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
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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