What's cold, creamy, and buttery? Butterscotch ice cream! If you've never made butterscotch before, don't be intimidated; it's much easier than making caramel. You simply put brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a saute pan and heat it until the mixture magically turns into a rich golden brown syrup. The ice cream base is made in the traditional custard method with egg yolks, cream, and half and half. Like most ice cream recipes, you'll need to get started a couple of days before you want to enjoy it. It's worth the effort especially when served with peach pie. Read more to look at the recipe.
Harry Potter fans, the moment we've all been waiting for is almost here. The second half of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, premieres in New York today, hits theaters this Friday. There's no better way to anticipate the finale than with a frothy, cold mug of butterbeer! This recipe is nonalcoholic, so you can serve it to the underaged fans as well. It's a sweet treat, somewhere between a milk shake and a root beer float, with the base ingredient being cream soda.
Take the time to make your own butterscotch; it really enhances the flavor of the beer. To serve a spiked version, add a shot of spiced rum. Get the recipe after the jump.
Last week I got a text from an old college friend. She would be in town one night only and wondered if I wanted to get together for dinner. Since I'm a huge fan of impromptu soirées, I invited her and two other gals for dinner. With six hours to the dinner party, I frantically began to create a menu with appetizers, entree, and dessert. I wanted a dessert that was rapid, unexpected, and downright delicious. A dessert like Gourmet's fast butterscotch pudding.
From start to finish it takes less than 20 minutes to make. At first I was worried about it not setting quickly enough, but after chilling for three hours, it was thick, rich, and creamy. The girls were pleasantly surprised when I pulled the puddings from the fridge and totally satisfied after eating them.
The pure essence of butterscotch is apparent in each bite, and the pillowy whipped cream is a luscious accompaniment. The only thing I didn't like about this recipe was that it made exactly four portions and I was hungry for more! To delight your friends with this uncomplicated and nostalgic dessert, read more
No dessert says TV dinner more than a dish that features warm fruit and cool ice cream. While a pie or cobbler are delicious selections, wow guests at a season premiere party (or any party for that matter!) with this to-die-for apple cake.
Complete with toffee crust, fresh apple filling, and rich butterscotch sauce, it's luxurious and comforting — sort of like a glam, grown-up sister to apple pie. Although the recipe requires patience and a bit of skill, the finished cake is a worthy reward of the time and work put into it. To look at the steps involved, read more
A friend of mine recently whipped up some delicious butterscotch-chip cookies, and I started thinking about all the ways to enjoy this oft-forgotten flavor, from butterscotch pudding and schnapps to ice-cream sundae toppings and other desserts.
Most of us have tasted it, but what exactly is butterscotch? In the same sweet family as caramel or toffee, butterscotch is a confectionery produced by the heating and cooking of sugar. To make it, you heat brown sugar and butter until it bubbles, then you add heavy cream and vanilla extract. The process is similar to making toffee, but butterscotch is cooked to a lower temperature.
The origin of the word butterscotch is uncertain. According to Wikipedia, "scotch" may indicate that the ingredient comes from Scotland, or it could merely be a nod to the scorching process used to make it.
Doesn't this butterscotch pudding look to die for? Made with butter, scotch, and grand mariner the recipe looks simply rewarding. I don't know about you but I am going to whip up a batch tonight! — Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Recently my family and I had a dessert so delicious that my parents started acting funny: my mom insisted we eat the bars before dinner and my dad took an entire plateful for himself! What was the dessert? A simple, yet scrumptious chocolate butterscotch bar. Dubbed Alumnae Bars by my great aunt, these bite-sized treats are easy to make and are delightful crowd pleasers. They are completely portable making them perfect for a potluck, picnic, or bake sale. To take a look at the recipe — it's great for using up the "odds and ends" of chocolate chips — read more
Of course the pudding is made with milk that comes from female cows, but those aren't the women I'm referring to. Echo Farm is an all-women operated farm (1 of 165,102 female run farms in the U.S.)
Not only do I feel good about supporting an all female business, these women treat their cows with only the highest amount of respect and care. At their farm in Hinsdale, N.H, their cows' comfort is one of their top priorities.
Their milking cows are let out twice a day for "recess." This gives their girls a chance to get off the cement floor of the milking parlor. They are housed in stall free barns, which means the cows are not tied up and are free to roam about the barn.
They have fresh feed and water available to them at all times and are milked twice a day (once every 12 hours). Their cows are given bedded packs to sleep on, made with sawdust, that allow the animals a soft place to lay down and room to stretch out.
Echo Farm makes delicious pudding that is Kosher and Gluten Free. You can find sensational flavors that are named after their original 6 cows. Check out Miracle's Chocolate made with Ghiradelli cocoa, Lolly's Butterscotch, and Candle's Coffee Caramel. They also make Spiced Pumpkin and Coconut Cream pudding.
Fit's Tips: Each serving contains fresh whole milk, so it's a delicious treat that has 15-23% of your daily calcium needs. Just remember it is made with whole milk so there are 6 grams of fat per serving, but if you are craving something milky this might just be the treat.