When I posted my S’mores Pancakes recipe as last Saturday’s installment into the S’mores Saturdays series I promised to share with you our simple and divine recipe for homemade buttermilk syrup. It is a copycat version of the buttermilk syrup at a restaurant in Provo, Utah called Magelby’s Fresh. They have an all you can eat brunch there that is to die for. Pancakes or CRAZY thick slices of french toast, all drenched with frothy buttermilk syrup, and all all-you-can-eat. Let’s just say I gorged myself there a few times in college. Mmmmm…..
Here is the buttermilk syrup recipe that we use, as promised.
Start by placing 1 cup sugar, 1 cup buttermilk, and 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter into a saucepan.
Heat over medium to medium-high heat until the butter is melted and bubbles begin to form on the edges of the pan. (Just before it comes to a boil.) Now add 1 Tablespoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the pan and stir. It will bubble up and be frothy, as shown below.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Combine the sugar, buttermilk, and butter in a saucepan.
- Heat and melt the ingredients together over medium heat, stirring regularly. If you do NOT stir then the buttermilk may curdle.
- When the mixture starts to bubble and boil around the edges pull it off of the heat and add the vanilla and the baking soda. Stir them together quickly and watch the mixture bubble up and grow.
- Pour liberally over your food and ENJOY!
Now pour your syrup liberally over something delicious, like one of these recipes: