3/4 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine butter, buttermilk, sugar, corn syrup and baking soda in large cooking pot. (it will boil over if pot is too small). Bring ingredients to a boil over medium heat, then reduce temp to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently for 7-9 minutes. It is done when the caramel sauce is a golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
The caramel will look like this when you need to pull if off the heat:
But will quickly look like this after the addition of vanilla and the bubbles subside with stirring:
Tips: We use this as a sauce on brownies and flourless chocolate cake and as a dip for apples.
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites