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Butterscotch

Definition: Butterscotch

A friend of mine recently whipped up some delicious butterscotch-chip cookies, and I started thinking about all the ways to enjoy this oft-forgotten flavor, from butterscotch pudding and schnapps to ice-cream sundae toppings and other desserts.

Most of us have tasted it, but what exactly is butterscotch? In the same sweet family as caramel or toffee, butterscotch is a confectionery produced by the heating and cooking of sugar. To make it, you heat brown sugar and butter until it bubbles, then you add heavy cream and vanilla extract. The process is similar to making toffee, but butterscotch is cooked to a lower temperature.

The origin of the word butterscotch is uncertain. According to Wikipedia, "scotch" may indicate that the ingredient comes from Scotland, or it could merely be a nod to the scorching process used to make it.

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jspeed jspeed 8 years
oh, I'm totally on a butterscotch kick lately!
Neuroticone Neuroticone 8 years
ewwwwwwww butterscotch.. *bleh*
gigill gigill 8 years
Mmmm I'm craving butterscotch chip cookies now, thanks for that! :P
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Whoo, yeah, butterscotch and caramel are both fantastic confections.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
love me some buttascotch ;)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
love me some buttascotch ;)
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
If by "filthy", you mean AWESOME.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 8 years
Grooooooooss!!!! Butterscotch is so nasty. As is caramel. Both taste filthy.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 8 years
Grooooooooss!!!!Butterscotch is so nasty.As is caramel.Both taste filthy.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Butterscotch chip cookies sound SOOOO good right now.
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