I had a birthday brunch at my house this morning with a bunch of neighbors and some of them were asking for this recipe, so here it is! This is a favorite in my family. Once you try it you won't ever go back to maple.
Bring to a boil:
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cube butter
2 cups sugar
Remove from heat and add 2 tsp. vanilla. Just before serving add 1/2 tsp. baking soda.