From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The day started well and it ended well. There were, however, some very low points between sunrise and sunset. I'll start with my morning effort, a milk chocolate cake, that stuck like mortar to the pan. By the time I was able to release it, it was so raggedy that I was embarrassed to share it with you. Then we'll move on to the deluge that greeted an outdoor healthcare rally that Bob and I had promised to attended. It was more successful than the cake but it ran longer than expected and I still did not have a recipe for you or a plan for our dinner. Bob came through for me. At his suggestion we, actually he, made Smoked Sausage Casserole for us and I made butterscotch pudding for you. Both recipes are favorites in our home and they are quick, easy and inexpensive to make. I've shared the casserole with you before, but this is the maiden voyage for the butterscotch pudding recipe. It was developed by David Lebovitz and it's not only simple, it's delicious. If you, or any who sit at your table, are a fan of butterscotch, I urge you to give this a try. It is, in a word, wonderful. Here's the recipe.
Butterscotch Pudding...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of David Lebovitz
4 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2-1/2 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons whiskey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1) Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add dark brown sugar and salt, then stir until sugar is well-moistened. Remove from heat.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch with about 1/4 cup of milk until smooth (there should be no visible pills of cornstarch), then whisk in eggs.
3) Gradually pour remaining milk into melted brown sugar, whisking constantly, then whisk in cornstarch mixture as well.
4) Return pan to heat and bring mixture to a boil, whisking frequently. Once it begins to bubble, reduce heat to a low simmer and continue to cook for one minute, whisking non-stop, until pudding thickens to consistency of hot fudge sauce.
5) Remove from heat and stir in whiskey and vanilla.
6) Pour into 4-6 serving glasses or custard cups and chill thoroughly, at least four hours, before serving. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
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