Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Buttermilk Syrup

I've been trying to convince my family to steer away from the fake maple syrup, so I've been trying lots of different syrup recipes for pancakes. We all love this one! With a stick of butter in it, I'm pretty sure it's not exactly any healthier than the fake stuff, but it's so much yummier!

Buttermilk Syrup
from The Sister's Cafe

1/2 cup butter
¾ cup buttermilk (I do milk + vinegar or lemon)
1 cup sugar
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract*

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot. Then turn stove on medium and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add soda and flavoring. It will bubble up; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the 'fizz' to reduce before serving.

*You can substitute different flavoring/extracts for the vanilla... coconut, orange, etc. Mike even did root beer extract once (the kids loved that one!).