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Mozza's Butterscotch Budino recipe online!

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Diana Mar 19, 2008 12:17 PM

Hidden in the LA times "online" recipes this week.

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

  1. mstinawu Mar 19, 2008 12:31 PM

    Can someone explain the uniqueness of this dessert? I went to Mozza and shared this dessert w/ two other people. The two others loved it while I was indifferent. I would've been just as happy with the pistachio ice cream. =)

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      andytseng Mar 19, 2008 12:36 PM

      I can't explain it, but I love it. One of those things I always make people order when they go to Mozza for the first time.

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        debra Mar 19, 2008 04:37 PM

        I love two things about this dessert -- First it's the liquid caramel with sea salt on the top -- the salt takes the butterscotch to a higher level of delicious, second is the creamy pudding, and the combination of both, in a spoonful, is heaven.

        I'm wondering if in sharing, you didnt' really get much of the top. It's possible that it just wasn't your thing -- but I can see how just eating a spoonful of the pudding, sans salt and caramel, one might not think it was such a stellar dessert.

        1. re: debra
          daveena Mar 19, 2008 05:59 PM

          I actually think it tastes better without Mozza's toppings - somehow, the caramel and whipped topping actually seemed to cut the richness for me. The sea salt is key, though. When I made it for the Bay Area Chowdown last year, I topped it with a pine nut brittle and big crystals of Maldon sea salt. A friend of mine tried topping it with bacon brittle for a pig-themed dinner and reported success as well.

          The NYTimes published the recipe a while back, and I've made it several times since. Here are my testing notes:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/475126

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            debra Mar 20, 2008 05:27 PM

            I forgot about the whipped topping -- I usually push that aside, it doesn't add anything to this dessert INHO. Thanks for pointing me to your PNbrittle, that sounds fantastic, I'll have to give that a try on it's own.

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        swms122456 Mar 19, 2008 05:03 PM

        41 grams of fat in one serving! No wonder it is so good

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