Happy Holidays!
 
In the spirit of sharing things that are sweet and good, I offer you the recipe shown below, which is one of my very favorites. It is a beautifully simple syrup made from buttermilk, which you can prepare in 15 minutes on a holiday morning. The syrup turns lovely brown without any fancy procedures, and tastes like milky caramel - reminiscent of dulce de leche

Serve it over pancakes, waffles, fritters, french toast, bread pudding or ice cream; dip cookies or bread in it; or gobble it with a spoon. 

I hope you and yours will love this recipe as much as I and mine do. Enjoy it in good health!

 
Buttermilk Syrup

1½ cups sugar 
¾ cup buttermilk 
½ cup butter 
2 tablespoons corn syrup 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
2 teaspoons vanilla

1.  Place first five ingredients in a large saucepan. 

2.  Bring to boil and cook for 7 minutes (mixture will foam), stirring to prevent scorching. 

3.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. 

4.  Serve with German pancakes, or waffles, french toast, etc. 

Makes 2 cups 

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