Is this the winter that will not behave or what? Look at the tidal wave of snow outside the back of the house! This is the tree the bird flock roost in as they are waiting their turn at the feeder.
Today is another day of very wintery weather with more on the horizon. At the moment it is a balmy 13 degrees. You know it has been a cold winter when 13 doesn’t feel too bad! Church was cancelled this morning so that meant me and the mister were in the house with a lazy morning ahead. So I headed to the kitchen to whip up a snowed-in worthy breakfast: bacon, eggs, and homemade waffles with homemade buttermilk syrup. I know……..buttermilk and syrup should NOT go together. “The Mister” even said, “what is this? It is better than maple syrup!” There you go—-that is an A plus from the man of few words!
This is a very easy recipe and I cannot claim ownership. I found it four or five years ago on-line somewhere. If I new the creator, I would give him or her credit and kudos.
Get out a saucepan–a deep one that is about 3 times bigger than you think you will need. Add to it:
Butter, sugar, corn syrup, and buttermilk.
(exact recipe will follow)
Cook this on medium heat until boiling. Stir it as it comes to a boil so that the sugar is melted and incorporated.
Then you are going to take it off the heat and add baking soda and vanilla. And this is why you need a deep pan–because as you whisk that in, it is going to foam WAY UP!
It will look like this.
That is it! Two steps! But beware, this is so good you will want to eat it with a spoon—no kidding.
As it cools, you will want to give it a whisk every once in a while to incorporate the foam back into the syrup. It is suppose to serve 8 but that is debatable–especially if you have eaten some with a spoon.
Put it in a pitcher while it is still warm and serve it up with your favorite pancakes or waffles.
- 1/2 cup Butter (no substitutions)
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Light Corn Syrup (I used honey as I do not normally have corn syrup on hand)
- 3/4 cups Buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
|Cook the butter, sugar, corn syrup (or honey), and buttermilk in a large saucepan on medium heat until it reaches a boil. Stir often so that sugar completely dissolves. Whisk in soda and vanilla. Stir often while syrup cools so that the foam incorporates back into the syrup.|
|Syrup should be stored in the refrigerator and reheated as used. If there is any left!|