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Butterscotch Pudding

Dapuma Dec 30, 2011 10:52 AM

A place by me makes this great butterscotch pudding that has this great burnt taste throughout the pudding, it is rich and delicious (and not really burnt i just dont know another way to describe the flavor)

I was wondering if anyone has a great homemade butterscotch pudding reciepe that they wouldnt mind sharing and / or how do they get that flavoring in the pudding

  1. blue room Jan 2, 2012 12:03 PM

    I love this recipe, also from Epicurious--
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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      jsaimd Dec 30, 2011 08:54 PM

      I suspect they may take the initial butterscotch sauce darker than most places. I wouldn't add smoke unless you want a smokey flavor IMO. Some people do add a dash of soy sauce or sesame oil for a earthy flavor. Coffee can also lend flavor.

      Here is a good recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      1. Wtg2Retire Dec 30, 2011 04:46 PM

        It sounds as if they may burn the sugar a bit before making the pudding.

        1. iL Divo Dec 30, 2011 12:52 PM

          Dap

          "and not really burnt i just dont know another way to describe the flavor"

          is it smokey?

          1. HillJ Dec 30, 2011 12:50 PM

            http://acozykitchen.com/bourbon-butte...
            this recipe I highly recommend (minus the peanut garnish tho-tried both ways and peanuts distracted).

            Before I'd use the liquid smoke suggestion, I'd go bourbon.

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            1. re: HillJ
              iL Divo Dec 30, 2011 12:53 PM

              HillJ

              I like that.
              I have an unopened very expensive I think it's single malt scotch from Scotland.
              I think a Tb of that in there would be delightful

              1. re: iL Divo
                HillJ Dec 30, 2011 12:58 PM

                http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/02/...
                you can't go wrong with whiskey and this recipe!

                1. re: HillJ
                  iL Divo Dec 30, 2011 01:37 PM

                  O MY GAWD

                2. re: iL Divo
                  Dapuma Jan 1, 2012 02:54 PM

                  I am going to try this one right now, just got all the stuff

                  will let you know how it turns out - thanks so much

                  1. re: Dapuma
                    HillJ Jan 1, 2012 09:35 PM

                    which one did you decide on, Dapuma? David's recipe or the cozy kitchen version?

                    1. re: HillJ
                      Dapuma Jan 2, 2012 10:30 AM

                      I did the cozy kitchen recipe and it turned out great

                      The caramel that i made had that burnt flavor I was looking for so it wasn't the liquid smoke after all

                      The only difference that i did from the listed recipe was that instead of the casadone sugar (which i couldnt find) i had dark muscavado sugar which i thought would be nice because of the higher molasses content, and it turned out great

                      Also because the muscavado sugar always clumps up a run it through the spice blender to make it almost a powder, it seems to blend better with the butter when i do that - i just measured it out to the weight on the recipe

                      At the end i put it through a fine mesh sieve to make sure if was very smooth before putting in the ramekins - also tastes better then next day versus a few hours later so if you have the time to make this one try it the day ahead of time...but we couldn't wait that long to try it for the first time :)

                      1. re: Dapuma
                        HillJ Jan 2, 2012 11:17 AM

                        Wonderful. I am delighted to hear you had good results and join me in the type of butterscotch pudding worth the time!!! I agree about the pudding tasting better a day or two later as well. I usually make one large ramekin in a water bath.

                3. re: HillJ
                  iL Divo Jan 2, 2012 11:25 AM

                  ok that's it! I'm trying this when I get home, gotta get whole milk though first..."WalMarchay, here I come"

                  1. re: iL Divo
                    HillJ Jan 2, 2012 11:50 AM

                    Too funny, I hope you enjoy the pudding iLD!!

                4. ipsedixit Dec 30, 2011 12:46 PM

                  A dash of liquid smoke in your pudding mixture will give it that smoky burnt flavor. Just a dash, and no more. Otherwise you'll feel like you're smoking a cigar instead of eating pudding.

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                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Dapuma Dec 30, 2011 12:52 PM

                    ahh thanks - i always wondered what that was

                    was talking about FnB's butterscotch pudding, had a craving for it all of a sudden

                    hope i can make mine like theirs

                    1. re: Dapuma
                      ipsedixit Dec 30, 2011 12:57 PM

                      I'm a sucker for their chocolate bread pudding.

                    2. re: ipsedixit
                      iL Divo Dec 30, 2011 12:54 PM

                      agree, the hole in the liquid smoke little bottle is tiny and I'd start with one drop, taste, and go from there.
                      that stuff is so pungent it can take your face off :/0

                      1. re: iL Divo
                        ipsedixit Dec 30, 2011 12:58 PM

                        There should be a Surgeon General's warning label on the bottle ...

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