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Friday, November 13, 2009

Butterscotch Pudding


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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:
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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47 comments :

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I have never made a pudding with whiskey. I will have to give it a try. Is there any paricular brand you find better?

Have a wonderful day Mary!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Hubby is a huge butterscotch fan, so I'd like to try this. I don't have any whiskey (or alcohol) so I don't know what I'd use instead (any ideas)?

CC said...

Mary, this sounds wonderful and is something I will certainly make. Butterscotch is my husbands favorite flavor..and I will enjoy making something special for him. Thank you for the recipe..

My Little Space said...

Oh Mary, I've never seen a fresh butterscotch before! I wonder how does it look like? Is it something look like pumpkin?

Katy ~ said...

I cannot tell you have long I have been looking for The Perfect butterscotch pudding. I think this is it. I cannot wait to try this. I'm going to make a quick stop at the local packy to pick up a nip of whiskey just to make this. I am THRILLED to find this recipe. Mary, you are just too too good!!!!

Debinhawaii said...

It looks so creamy and good! At least it helped make the day end well after all. ;-)

pigpigscorner said...

wow, gorgeous texture!

Martha said...

Looks good -- we'll have to try this next time we need a quick dessert!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmmmm, a cake stuck to the pan? I tellya, if I had a dollar for every time that's happened to me, I'd be a millionaire. In a way tho, I'm happy to hear of your disastrous outcome on the cake.....butterscotch pudding!! Yum. But, I don't think I have any whiskey! Just Tequila. What could I use as a substitute? Any suggestions?!!!


Have a fantastic Friday the 13th!

Ginger said...

That is one interesting recipe. You had me at Sea Salt and whiskey!! It sounds and looks wonderful. Happy Friday Mary. . .

Joyce said...

Well if David wrote the recipe you know it has to be delicious. I have his ice cream book and also read his blog. I have not made homemade pudding in a few months now so I will give this a try. I had to laugh at your cake sticking to the pan. For some reason my baking seems to be a disaster when I really need my cakes to be the center of attention:) This week I made two train cakes for my GS birthday and honestly both cakes looked like train wrecks but since they were being served to 3 yr olds I served them anyway:)
Joyce

susan said...

Mary-Good morning! I have always loved puddings and cream pies! That is real comfort food to me. When I was younger, I did not care for butterscotch, but have developed a taste for it (as if I needed more :) Glad the day ended with a great meal. Have a good weekend!

Lisa said...

One of my absolute favorites. Thanks for the great recipe!

Lisa

bj said...

O, dear Mary...I have saved so many of your recipes, including this luscious sounding one, that my computer is going to get full !! :O)
You must publish a cookbook!!

Sorry your cho. cake stuck. Mine ALWAYS do if I plan to take it somewhere!!
xo bj

Cathy said...

Butterscotch pudding is a childhood favorite, Mary. My grandmother didn't add whiskey to hers, but I'm sure it jazzes up the flavors. I'm looking forward to trying this.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I made Dorie Greenspan's butterscotch pudding that was similar - what a revelation the booze is in the pudding!
Looks wonderful - a silky smooth treat.

June said...

It is wonderful isn't it? I think the sea salt makes all the difference in the world, although it could have also been the booze! We loved it.

The Fajdich Times said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your Butterscotch Pudding sound wonderful. Can't wait to try it! Have a great weekend:)

Mary said...

Diann, I use what ever is in the house. I've evn used brandy to make these.

Mary said...

My Little Space, it is the color of caramels.

Mary said...

Anni, you could use dark rum or brandy or an additional 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Mary said...

Colleen, use an additional 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and you'll be fine.

Beverly said...

Mary, I've just been reading through each of your posts for this week, and of course, now I'm hungry.

They all look delicious. The chicken with morrels has me licking my lips.

Bridgett said...

Oh my, this would be heavenly! My mom used to make butterscotch pudding as it was my Dad's favorite and quickly became mine as well. I can just imagine how incredible this must be with the whiskey!

honeysuckle said...

So sorry you were under pressure to make something for us bloggers. The pudding looks like it would be a winner under any circumstances. Hope your week goes well!

Maria Berg said...

I am sitting her thinking how that will taste have not tried it ever.
And some days everything stick to the pan, for me to. I will have more the 30 persons here for dinner on Sunday and I will do the soup I did show a few days ago. And my husband will bake bread.

... "meats that are seasoned and oven ready" it is good that you can buy it ready at your place to, and yes it is more expensive but from time tom time I can find it not so expensive. It is better to do it your self but I am not so good at it to put good strong flavor to the meat but I know YOU can!!

Maria Berg

Mrs. P. said...

Mary...I'm tucking this away until next time my folks come to visit. My Mom LOVES butterscotch putting. Now I get where the *scotch* comes from :)

Blessings!
Gail

The Blonde Duck said...

There is nothing like a tasty pudding like this to fix a terrible day!

Charlene said...

I love the thought of making pudding from scratch, something I've never done before. I think I need to add this to my "to-do" list for next week! It looks so creamy!

Lori said...

When I was a kid I preferred butterscotch over chocolate. I would love to try this pudding for the kids!

Barbara said...

You've hit the nail on the head with this recipe! Butterscotch pudding with sea salt and whiskey! Oh Man...I can't wait to try this. I've got everything in my pantry too.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I haven't had butterscotch pudding since I lived at home and it was from a box. This sounds wonderful!

Sorry about your mishaps. Some days are just like that.

Gracie said...

I have those cooking days all the time,were nothing works out...:)I love the pudding recipe, I know can use that bootle of wiskey,thats been sitting just for ever.
The colors of the dish of pudding and the blue cloth are very eye catching!

Have a great evening Mary, and thanx for your visit.
Gracie

jeanne said...

Hello Mary, your butterscotch pudding is looking and sounding good. I have made corn starch pudding for years. My kids were raised on it. A matter of cost, raising five children. I admit to never making butterscotch pudding though. It looks easy and what about the whiskey? It sounds good.

Thanks for your comment on my post. I thought you would be horrified. HA!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pam said...

This looks fantastic Mary. My husband loves butterscotch and would be thrilled if I made it for him.

Foley said...

Love butterscotch pudding but am embarrassed to say I ususally just make the Jello package! You've given me the inspiration to try it from scratch!!

Too bad about the cake..hope you were able to salvage some of it!

Sue said...

I never would have thought to make homemade butterscotch pudding...looks easy enough and I love butterscotch pudding...I'm assuming the whisky can be left out...

Charles said...

I've never pondered butterscotch flavor much, but you intrigued me to try this - sounds so simple. Thanks

Michelle said...

We love butterscotch pudding and I make it all the time. I use Scotch Whiskey and it makes the pudding all warm and cuddly.

the ungourmet said...

Wow! I would never have thought to put whiskey in my pudding. How would brandy taste?

It looks wonderfully delicious! :D
Sorry about your cake!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Looks good! I have never actually made pudding from scratch. Butterscotch is my favourite! Hope you are having a good Foodie Friday , and have a wonderful weekend! Sherri

. said...

I must try it.
Alfazema

Claudia said...

Now that's a blast from my past - butterscotch pudding - having had that in decades - what a grand reminder! Delicious!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Butterscotch is one of my favorite puddings. This sounds awesome.

{ L } said...

Wow! This sounds divine. I really want a little bowl of this now. I'm saving the recipe. I've just been looking around your blog and you have some serious cooking talent!

Susan said...

Couldn't find my usual go-to recipe for it, made yours. It was super easy, don't know why anyone would bother with a box. That said, it was a tad sweeter than I like (I know it's BUTTERSCOTCH) I'm the broken one in this dept, I think it's partly cause I have dental pain sensitivity. Anyhoo, I highly recommend this recipe. I am glad it had the salt to counter the sugar. I'm wondering if it would still come out with a little less sugar without my having to alter other things. I love that your recipe doesn't bother with all that straining and tempering etc. I also doubled recipe, worked fine. AND I even had to use 2 percent milk, still plenty thick. Thanks for sharing!

Brooke said...

Oh. My. Wow. Butterscotch pudding was my favorite pudding that my grandma would make for me growing up! Of course it was one of the very few things that she didn't make from scratch, but still.

I actually did a search on pinterest for a chocolate pudding I had pinned but forgot to set it to my pins only. I am so glad I did!

I will have to go buy a small bottle of whiskey just for this recipe. For today I just added some extra vanilla. :)

Thank you so much!

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