Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Real Butterscotch Pudding

This month, Tuesdays with Dorie is altering the rules slightly by allowing us to post recipes out of order, so long as they're all done by the end of the month and posted on a Tuesday. I'm deciding to save the cookie recipes for later, so I can share them with more people during the weeks closest to Christmas. This particular recipe was selected by Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases.

I've always been a fan of butterscotch pudding, but I never put two and two together that butterscotch = butter + scotch. I guess since I grew up eating it, it was just a flavor of its own and had nothing to do with liquor. It's surprising how the flavors of brown sugar, butter, and scotch whiskey all come together into something so magnificent. This dessert definitely has the bite of liquor, so it'll be enjoyed most by adults, but the overall taste is smooth and sweet.

This is absolutely a recipe I'd like to make again, next time I have some sort of semi-formal dinner I can go to. It's a much more refined taste than the standard pudding cups you can buy in the store, and I'm sure most tasters will appreciate it much more. Dorie suggests adding buttered pecans to the top, and that would certainly be a great addition, but I just wasn't feeling up to it this week. If I were sharing this dessert with guests, I'd be sure to take that suggestion to give it a little more bite.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 386

14 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Mmmm. Looks really good. My husband collects single malt scotch. I'm excited to try this!

chocolatechic said...

This is my favorite kind of pudding.

I can't wait to make it.

kim said...

looks delicious, i'm really looking forward to this recipe. i never realized about the butter+scotch either!

Engineer Baker said...

That looks amazingly wonderful and creamy. I can't wait to make it.

pinkstripes said...

YUM! The pudding looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

Jess said...

So glad to see this post, as I think I'll be trying this recipe later today. Definitely looks worth the effort!

Fit Chick said...

Can't wait to try the pudding, yours looks so yummie! Nice photos.

HoneyB said...

This is one recipe Grumpy will probably be happy with! The crunchy cookies are just not his thing (they are mine though! he he)

Debbie said...

Oh so glad to see your post! It makes me even more excited for the butterscotch recipe.

Your pudding looks marvelous!

Good idea about waiting for the cookies... I made the linzer sables and loooovvvveeee them. But no one here to share with. It would have been smart of me to wait. We will make them over and over again though.

Jacque said...

OOooh, that sounds GOOD! I can't wait to make it.

Yours look perfect :)

HoneyB said...

Yes, I'm definitely look forward to this recipe. Grumpy is going to be a happy camper when I do this one!

spike. said...

I can't wait to try this one, glad you liked it!

Fit Chick said...

I and glad you enjoyed this pudding, I loved it! So much better than "the box".

TeaLady said...

Pudding looks perfect. Good job.