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A question about a recipe: Butterscotch Pot de Crème

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I have a question about the recipe "Butterscotch Pot de Crème" from Shuna Lydon. Butterscotch Sauce?? Store-bought, or is there a recipe for it?

asked by pieceocake over 5 years ago
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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

I assume you could use either purchased or homemade. Here's a link to recipe for Butterscotch Rum Sauce that gets good reviews: http://www.epicurious.com...

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added over 5 years ago

I like the recipe for Butterscotch Pudding from Shuna's blog better than this one. Her writing is so lovely to read, and the first step has you make the butterscotch sauce: http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...

Also, here's the link for Shuna's "How to Make Butterscotch" with great instructional pictures: http://simplyrecipes.com...

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added over 5 years ago

woops! here's the link to Shuna's pudding: http://eggbeater.typepad...

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 5 years ago

Thanks for digging those links up, mrslarkin! You were right -- Shuna did confirm that she uses this butterscotch sauce recipe with the pot de creme: http://simplyrecipes.com... We just updated this in the recipe too.

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added over 5 years ago

OK, is this really only 6.25 GRAMS of sugar. That is minescule!!

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 5 years ago

Yep, I just checked against the original recipe Shuna gave us, which she instructed us to quarter (which explains the funny 3.25 egg yolks) and that does add up. But do let us know if anything else seems wacky. Here are the measurements straight from Shuna:

WHOLE MILK 300 ml
HEAVY CREAM 1000 ml
VANILLA BEAN .5
SUGAR 25g

LARGE EGG YOLKS 13 ea.
DEMERARA or RAW SUGAR 100g
BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE 500g
“MADAGASCAR BOURBON” VANILLA EXTRACT to taste
KOSHER OR SEA SALT to taste

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added over 5 years ago

One teaspoon is equal to 4g, or so says the nutrition label on my bag of sugar. Maybe that little bit is just a vehicle for the vanilla. So....it sounds right I guess, since there's more sugar and butterscotch sauce going in later too.

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added over 5 years ago

Thanks for all the help ladies. They are in the oven now!!