Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie—Real Butterscotch Pudding

Real Butterscotch PuddingI love pudding. I love butterscotch pudding, but I'm still acquiring my taste for Scotch. This was a delicious, simple, smooth pudding. I used an antique mold I found awhile ago…but the pudding looks like more like a brain when unmolded.

It's Christmas, so lots to do besides writing blog posts. Here are my pictures and my endorsement. This is good puddin'!

Recipe

Ingredients for Real Butterscotch Pudding
½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
1¾ cups whole milk
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons Scotch whisky (preferably a strong single malt)

You can find the recipe for Real Butterscotch Pudding in the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or here. To see how the rest of the TWD group fared with this week's recipe, click here and then click on each blogger! Thanks to Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases who chose the recipe for this week and will post the recipe.

Real Butterscotch PuddingRecipe for Next Week (December 30)
Tall and Creamy Cheesecake on pages 235-237 chosen by Anne of AnneStrawberry.

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  • 34 comments:

    Gretchen Noelle said...

    Yours looks like it set up so nicely, great job! I love the look of that mold, what fun! Merry Christmas!

    Jess said...

    I'm also iffy on Scotch - but I loved this pudding. Maybe it's the gateway dessert? Looks gorgeous in the mold and spoon!

    natalia said...

    Ciao Shari ! I liked the pudding too even if I don't usually drink strong alcohol !!

    Jules Someone said...

    It was delicious. Glad you found a way to make it pretty as well.

    The Food Librarian said...

    Lovely! I love the mold.

    Happy Holidays to you! - mary the food librarian

    Di said...

    I love the top picture with the snowflake. =)

    I'm glad to hear that my card made it. I wasn't sure how long it would take to get from Texas to Ontario, so I mailed it as early as I could manage. =) I hope you enjoy the recipe when you have a chance to try it. And making the ornament was a good change of pace for me--I haven't gotten my tatting stuff out in forever.

    Pam said...

    I love your mold! Was butterscotch originally made from real scotch? I had no idea.

    CookiePie said...

    Looks delicious! I love butterscotch pudding -- so yummy and comforting...

    pinkstripes said...

    your pudding looks great. I should have used a mold. Happy holidays!

    rainbowbrown said...

    Sweet mold. Looks really great.

    Natashya said...

    Hubby and I were actually debating whether this pudding was mould-able. I guess he won that one!
    We loved it too, not generally a Scotch drinker (only for bereavement for some reason), but I liked it in the pudding.
    I love your collections of baking tins and moulds.

    Andrea said...

    It looks like a walnut, if you don't want to see it as a brain! Whatever it looks like, it definitely looks like it's delicious. I don't think I've ever had real butterscotch pudding, only the fake stuff. That is a terrible thing, you've just made me realize! I better do something about it!

    Carol Peterman said...

    Nothing says Christmas like brain-shaped pudding! This could become a new tradition your family insists on every year. After all, it is good pud.

    Annie said...

    Yum! That pic with the spoon and snowflake is stunning!

    Hannah said...

    Buterscotch is such a great flavor for this season... I don't know why, but it just seems like such a wintery thing. It's definitely appealing right now, that's for sure!

    Manggy said...

    Ooh, that is what I call a "vintage" shape! I haven't seen one of those since the Betty Crocker cookbook we had from the 60's. Awesome! Good puddin' ;P

    Megan said...

    Oh man! Now I'll be thinking about brains tomorrow when I finish the pudding tart! Yikes! :)

    Happy Holidays!

    vibi said...

    LOL LOL LOL Shari! ...a brain... why not simply a helmet?! LOL
    Nervetheless, your pictures render the best results, always amazing.
    A very merry Christmas to you and your family!

    steph- whisk/spoon said...

    what a cool mold! happy holidays!!

    Donna said...

    Your pudding looks so yummy on your snowflake! It does look like a half brain, half walnut in the mold though!

    So glad you liked the pudding. Too bad many people didn't even try it. Maybe I should have picked something else before Christmas but I was getting real tired of all the cookies!

    Have a wonderful holiday!
    Donna @ Spatulas & Corkscrews

    eliza said...

    love the pudding, i bet it's very yummy! merry christmas Shari!

    E L said...

    very nice. who knew that butterscotch contained actual scotch? i continue to learn new things every day.

    you have inspired me to do a chocolate pudding entry on my own blog...maybe i'll try your recipe soon. thanks!

    Thip said...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you, Shari.

    cantbelieveweate said...

    Scotch is a decidedly acquired taste, and I haven't exactly acquired it yet. However, it does lend a particularly earthy taste to sauteed mushrooms! The pud looks lovely Shari! Congrats!!

    FAMILY FIRST said...

    Thanks for the goodies! Loved it! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

    Julius said...

    Love your blog.

    Looks delicious!

    Happy Holidays :)

    ~ Julius
    from Occasional Baker

    havecakewilltravel.com said...

    absolutely gorgeous. makes me want to dive right in, not even bothering with a spoon.
    merry belated xmas to you!

    Mary Ann said...

    That is seriously so funny. I couldn't stop laughing about your pudding looking like a brain when you unmolded it. At least it was tasty, right? thanks for a laugh!

    Coffee and Vanilla said...

    What a great dessert! Perfect for holiday season :)

    Ingrid said...

    I want that bite!

    Hope you and your family had a merry Christmas! Happy 2009!
    ~ingrid

    missy said...

    oh...butterscotch is one of my favorites!!

    Lynn said...

    I am not a Scotch drinker either. Give me gin any day...with tonic...and lime and a beautiful summer day.

    But, I do love butterscotch. Not pudding so much, but, yours looks super.

    Jaime said...

    love how you molded your pudding!

    Mommy Gourmet said...

    Ohhh I love butterscotch and I love pudding. That looks so thick!Yummm