When Mike and I had to prepare a breakfast for our family reunion we stewed over what to cook. A friend suggested fried scones and buttermilk syrup. I wasn't sure until I tried the syrup. It is so delicious my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
It's not only good on all breakfast items, but also on desserts too. Imagine a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream and liquid gold drizzled on top. ;)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk (I have substituted milk with lemon juice for the buttermilk and it's good, but not quite as good as with the real thing)
1/2 cup butter
2 tbs. corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine all ingredients except vanilla in a tall saucepan. The baking soda makes the syrup foam up so you want a tall pan to avoid spills. Stirring often, bring the syrup to a low boil. Boil for seven minutes. Take pot off the heat and add the vanilla.
Now douse your food with the liquid gold and enjoy!