Oh Butterscotch, where have you been all my life?
All these years, I turned my nose up at your homespun appearance and simple charm, preferring to court your blasé city-girl cousin, Caramel!
Caramel, that brittle, bittersweet beauty. Hard hearted and unforgiving! Creating huge insecurity in me due to my inexperience with sugar thermometers and such other sophisticated tools of flirtation.
Butterscotch- easy going, rustic looking, simple……but addictive. Butterscotch. Delicious butterscotch.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
On ice creams, on puddings, on fruit, on cereal. And by the spoon….mmmmmm
I’m sharing this secret recipe that’s been in the family vaults for generations, so that you can make your own….and I don’t have to share.
Makes about 1 cup (or just enough to hoard and eat by yourself)
Butter 100g or 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 2/3 cups, firmly packed
Fresh cream 1/2 cup
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the brown sugar and stir until melted and bubbling. About 2 minutes.
Take the saucepan off the heat and add the cream. Continue stirring and cook over gentle heat, until it forms a sauce.
Cool, then bottle. Serve over ice cream, or drizzled over cake.