Dear Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth: Sorry to see you go, but we’ve traded up
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
Melt the butter in a large saucepan—you want a large saucepan because the sugar will foam up considerably when you add the baking soda.
Add sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk to combine.
Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 2 minutes, again while whisking constantly.
Add the baking soda and cook for 30 more seconds, whisking constantly.
Remove the syrup from the heat and allow to rest for a couple minutes before serving.
Unlike store-bought syrup you need to keep this syrup in the fridge, but you can certainly warm it before serving. And why wouldn’t you?