This is truly a fabulous syrup, great over pancakes or french toast. It's hard to resist just spooning up and eating what's left over. A local restaurant--Magleby's Fresh--serves this syrup with their French Toast. They won't give you the recipe so here it is.
½ cup (or more for thinner syrup) buttermilk
1 cup sugar (white or brown)
1 stick butter
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla or maple flavoring (I prefer vanilla, it’s so subtle and so good)
Mix buttermilk, sugar, butter and baking soda in a large pot (it foams), bring to a boil and boil one minute; add vanilla, serve.