Buttermilk Syrup
Recipe type: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 cups
Basically, this is THE best caramel sauce recipe out there! The creamy, sweet buttery flavor combined with the tang of buttermilk is irresistible.
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Melt the butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed pan (3-quarts is a good size.) Add the sugar and the remaining ingredients, except for vanilla.
  2. Bring to a boil while whisking constantly and cook for 4 minutes. The sauce will be very thick and foamy, and will start to turn more golden in color. You can lower the heat and cook it for longer to achieve the desired level of caramelization. We like a medium amber color best.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add vanilla extract. Whisk well - it will bubble up a little bit and settle back down after being whisked.
  4. Serve warm over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, bread pudding, or eat with a spoon.
  5. The sauce is best if eaten within a few days. Refrigerate any leftover sauce. It may turn a little grainy, just reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds and stir.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at https://cafejohnsonia.com/2006/05/buttermilk-caramel-sauce.html