Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On the eve of Yom Kippur, Mayme made butterscotch pudding from scratch. She was a bad Jew. It was worth it though because it was goooood!


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Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

yield: Makes 4 servings

active time: 15 min

total time: 1 3/4 hr


ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream

preparation

Whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a heavy medium saucepan, then whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, then boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl, then cover surface with buttered wax paper and chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.


Combine cream, milk and brown sugar in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in heavy large saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until mixture turns deep amber color, brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Slowly pour cream mixture into caramel (mixture will bubble vigorously). Bring to boil, whisking frequently to dissolve any caramel bits. Remove from heat.

Beat yolks in large bowl. Whisk in caramel mixture. Stir in vanilla and salt. Strain custard. Skim any air bubbles from surface. Refrigerate custard until cold, about 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide custard among six 3/4-cup custard cups. Place cups in roasting pan. Add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups. Bake pudding until set in center, about 45 minutes. Remove cups from pan. Cool at room temperature 2 hours. Cover; chill overnight. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.)


Mayme suggests making this dessert on a cool fall day. Jon recommends viewing Miss Marple, the British television series. Dim the lights and accessorize your table with a candelabra ( we used birthday candles in ours -- disclaimer: they will stay lit for only five minutes).

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Butterscotch-Pudding-351291

-posted by Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Can i put in a request?? Let's get some good everyday, regular food recession recipe ideas... you know?? i need to eat all the time. Quick easy cheap and healthy. can we do that?? maybe using ingredients i actually have in my kitchen.

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