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chopped nuts (optional)
Add soda to buttermilk and let stand for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare a buttered pan or dish.
Add sugar and syrup to buttermilk mixture and cook until it reaches the soft ball stage or 238 degrees.
Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Add vanilla and nuts and beat until it begins to thicken; it will lose glossy appearance and hold shape well. Quickly pour into buttered pan or dish.
Cut into squares when firm and cool.