Best Buttermilk Syrup & Thermador New Steam Convection Oven

Feasting your eyes on this amazing buttermilk pancake syrup just isn’t enough. You have to taste it to believe that it really is the best buttermilk syrup recipe around. We were completely won over after the first bite and once we licked the plate clean of the clingy decadence, we were convinced that it really is a rock-star buttermilk syrup recipe. Breakfast will never be the same!

Thanks to Thermador for inviting us out to their showroom in Scottsdale, AZ, we were able to feast on their prize winning pancakes and buttermilk syrup. Along with a fabulous group of other food writers, photographers and bloggers, Thermador invited us all to see the debut of their new Thermador Steam Convection Oven.

Chef Kyle sears a beef tenderloin then slowly cooked it in the Thermador Steam Convection oven

Our kitchen is no stranger to the prized quality and performance of Thermador products. Six years ago we remodeled our kitchen and immediately chose Thermador appliances for their design and performance . To this day, after intensive use and serious party-after-party beatings, they still perform like the day we installed them. Trust us, after running our home kitchen like an industrial kitchen at times, our Thermador appliances help up to almost every cooking feat imaginable.

Thermador’s legacy began in the 1900’s when they were the first to introduce the cook-top, the double oven and the first stainless steel ranges. Today, they remain committed to innovative design and professional performance.

Thermador has launched their newest product to continue on with their tradition and commitment to producing high-quality, professional performance appliances. Welcome, the new steam convection oven, a brilliant application to a consumer based appliance that is sure to shake the home cooking world.

Jane poaches an egg on Thermador’s low-simmer feature on stove and also in steam convection oven

Steam ovens aren’t new to industrial kitchens, but having a steam oven in a home appliance is a rarity. Not only did Thermador develop a steam application to a home oven, but also the same oven continues to still have the features of a traditional convection oven.

The benefits  of the Theramdor’s steam convection ovenare to quickly prepare healthy meals such as steamed fish, poached eggs, asparagus and almost an other cooking application that requires very little oil. The food remains fresh, flavorful, moist and as healthy as you want it to be.

The steam convection oven can produce fantastic crusty breads, without having to induce steam through traditional methods like spraying water in the oven or pouring water onto a hot sheet pan. The oven does it all. And better yet, the steam feature can bake bagels and pretzels without the pre-boiling the dough and the oven can even steam yogurt to set! No more bain  marie needed.

Thermador showroom kitchen. Gorgeous.

But make sure you have extra room in your kitchen to add this addition steam oven appliance and that your wallet can fit the bill. And oh, although the steam oven can produce some mighty moist chicken breast and turkey, the size limitation of the oven can hold maybe a 12 pound turkey. You might want to keep your tradition oven for your Thanksgiving turkey feasts.

Regardless, the steam features to the convection oven is genius and sure to change the way we cook in our home kitchens. We can’t till they come out with a bigger double steam convection oven cause we can cook up our huge turkey to perfect moistness and still have 4 pies going on at once! Hear that Thermador? hint, hint. Can’t wait!

Re-cap of the Thermador trip:

The Thermador showroom in Scottsdale Arizona has been won architectural awards for design. The award is definitely well deserved.

We participated in cooking activities in their gorgeous Thermador demo kitchen, as well as watched some demos on their steam oven, gas cooktop ranges and induction cooktops.

Chef Kyle and his fantastic culinary team prepared a great breakfast and lunch for the group that was full of wonderful whole grains, fresh salads and stellar fish and meats. There was so much food, the whole group almost passed out in a food coma. But all the food was so fresh and healthy, we would have all died in good health.

In fact, all of Thermador’s recipes highlight fresh, healthy and easily prepared meals for your family.

Maria from Two Peas And Their Pod blog and fresh, hot whole grain rolls

Jeremy shares wonderful creme brulee with the group
Jenna from Eat Live Run blog poses with the Orzo Salad

fashionable Tanya from i eat a pie blog and her lunch plate

Chef Kyle drizzles icing on cinnamon rolls made in the steam convection oven

5 from 1 vote
Buttermilk Syrup Recipe
Total Time
10 mins

Recipe provided by the wonderful people at Thermador. As they mention, don't let the use of buttermilk give you preconceived notions. It completely metamorphoses during the recipe. Use anytime in replacement of maple syrup, such as on pancakes and waffles, to top french toast, or drizzled on ice cream.

  • 1 1/2 cups (340 g) Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) Buttermilk
  • 3 cups (575 g) Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Baking Soda
  1. In large saucepan (make sure it is big enough to accommodate the syrup foaming when the baking soda is added), combine butter, buttermilk, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and baking soda (it will foam up at this point.) It is now ready to serve.
  3. Keeps for at least a couple weeks if you can manage to not use it all up quicker.
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  1. SheilaB

    There is a killer carrot cake recipe on another site which uses this same syrup recipe for a soak/glaze for the cake in place of a simple syrup. As a pancake syrup I’m certain it would be DIVINE!!! Since my husband needs less sugar (a diet-controlled “former” T2 diabetic…but it was his birthday, thus the splurge), I cut down the sugar with stevia (less than equal amounts since it’s so much sweeter imo) and it turned out awesome! Excited to try this as pancake syrup! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Myriah

    Wow, I am in awe of this syrup. I just paired it with fluffy buttermilk pancakes and spiced apples (which I sautéed with butter, cinnamon, and a little lemon juice), and I have to say, it was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever eaten. It’s so simple, but incredibly delicious. With the apples, it tasted almost like a dessert, but more buttery than sweet. I love it! Keep the recipes coming!

  3. Jean

    I saw a steam oven recently but didn’t realize its full potential until I read this post. Now I want one, but there’s no room in my kitchen. Boo hoo 🙁

  4. Mikell

    I never liked pancakes or french toast because the syrup made me kind of sweet sick! Tried yours for my Dad, and now I dream of pancakes with this syrup! YUM!

  5. Adrianne

    Thanks so much for an awesome recipe – its so hard to find syrup where I am (italy) and when we have found it its 10 euros for a tiny bottle! I will try this out as my syrup replacement 🙂

  6. Fuji Mama

    I am coveting that steam convection oven–oh the bread!! Beautiful pictures. They make me even more sad that I had to miss the event (on top of the fact that I had to miss out on a chance to hang out with you two)!

  7. Lori Lynn

    Fun post. Glad to learn about this oven. Absolutely love to see pics of bloggers posing with food! Those are great!

  8. matt

    what a great syrup recipe – I have never thought of using buttermilk in syrup. Genius I say!

    Fantastic shots you guys took, from what must have been an awesome trip!

  9. Holly

    The syrup is a great idea for left over buttermilk that you have when a recipe only calls for one cup and you still have the rest of the quart left.

  10. Ken

    Great photos and post. This syrup sounds addictive, but I’m going to make it anyway.

  11. jane (this week for dinner)

    for the love, your photos are so awesome and just make me smile. love it! what a fantastic day that was….and, I like to think that picture of the syrup is all it can be because I held a plate up for you. right? right? 🙂 it was lovely spending time with you peeps…talk soon…

    1. White on Rice Couple

      jane- great spending time with you too jane!

  12. The Lake Kitchen | Jill

    I absolutely love the pancake photo, saw it on tastespotting!

  13. Nicolette

    Gorgeous place and yummy looking recipe! Thanks!

  14. Tanya

    What a great recap – and your pictures are amazing! You guys are so talented – you actually took a good shot of me – the most un-photogenic person in the world 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Tanya- you are very photogenic and the you’re a natural in front of the camera!

  15. Jennifer(Savor)

    Meeting both of you was truly a wish come true. You are authentic and kind people that I am honored to know. Thank You for sharing your talents as well as your gift of conversation.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Jennifer- You’re a lovely person and it was such a pleasure to finally meet you.

  16. Cookin' Canuck

    Fantastic photos of everyone! It sounds as though this was an amazing trip and that you got to try out some great products. That buttermilk syrup is going to be a must-try.

  17. Jane

    your blog is sensational … thought you would want to know the link for Tanya “” doesn’t work … I believe is might be


  18. Barbara

    I’m in awe, amazed and almost in disbelief that my father-in-laws recipe he gave to me, um…MANY years ago is almost exactly the same. He called it Mr. Butterworth, after, well, himself! When I first read it, I thought something was missing; it’s sort of magical what happens to a mixture that doesn’t seem at all in the syrup family, isn’t it?

    He also gave me the buttermilk pancake recipe I’ve never revised, not one thing; they are also the perfect pancakes with this wonderful syrup; so perfect I’m wishing I had some now! Guess Cheerios will have to suffice. Again.

  19. Lindsey Johnson

    Todd and Diane, those pictures are stunning! It was wonderful to be able to meet you both.

  20. Gina @

    That sounds delicious and boy how I would love that to be my kitchen!!

  21. Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    Loved meeting you and learning new camera tips! Looking forward to your “farmers market” in August! Really loved the food shots side by side with bloggers, very fun!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Shanna- yes! we do look forward to seeing you again in August.

  22. Tokyo Terrace

    Yes, the pancakes are gorgeous. But I am totally swooning over the appliances in your photos. My teeny tiny Japanese kitchen is fine, but I cannot wait until I can put together a kitchen with great stuff like this!

  23. lisa

    Wow… amazing showroom and oven. Must have been exciting to be there. 🙂 I will have to try this syrup recipe next weekend. Every weekend, we have pancakes.

  24. LoveFeast Table

    I can’t wait to try the syrup and even more excited to add the thermador to my wish list when we remodel our kitchen! I’d love to not have to spray water on my bread!

  25. Shaina

    A lovely wrap-up. Thanks for continuing to share and be a mentor and help me to find the light that I am so afraid of. It was great having a chance to spend more time with you. Have fun in New York and Seattle!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Shaina- glad to know that you’ve overcome your fear of light!

  26. Jenny Flake

    It was such a pleasure being able to spend time with you guys last week. Your photos turned out gorgeous! That first pancake shot is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents with us, hope to see you soon!!

  27. Kristen

    I still am in awe of your talent… those photos are incredible and with the lighting we had, I have no idea how you did it. Next time, I’m going to follow you around like a puppy dog lapping up every little bit of knowledge from you!

    You both are such wonderful souls. It was great to spend time with you and to get to know a little more about you outside of just photography and blogging!

  28. Romaine

    This syrup sounds like magic with the buttermilk and the metamorphosis thing. Can’t wait to try it.

  29. Half Assed Kitchen

    I want Thermador. We have a horrible, awful, no-good Jenn-Air, but not enough motivation to replace it. Sigh.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      H.A.K – Hopefully one day you’ll find the motivation because Thermador is worth every single penny you put into it. They are rock-solid performers and gorgeous pieces of art to the kitchen.

  30. Nate @ House of Annie

    Yeah, a 12-lb turkey is kinda small.

    Intrigued that you can make yogurt in it. How does the oven cook things at less than 212* F?

  31. Maria

    The pancakes were heavenly. I am going to make them soon. Great recap of our fabulous trip. I had so much fun hanging out with you guys. I am glad we kept stealing the food to take photos:) I learned a lot and the photos look fantastic!

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