I've been gone for over six weeks, helping Shonna and her family through a difficult pregnancy. One morning, while there, I made this buttermilk syrup. It is so delicious. My son-in-law made buttermilk waffles to go with it. I'll tell you what- this was GOOOOOOD! Those waffles were light and crispy and man, I wish I had some right now. He promised to post the waffle recipe if I posted the syrup recipe, so here you have it:
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter
2 T. corn syrup (dark or light is fine)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
In a large (it boils up, so use a big pan) saucepan, stir together all the ingredients EXCEPT the vanilla. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
Obviously, this is delicious on waffles or pancakes, but you could pour it over ice cream or whatever you want. It's really good.