Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Butterscotch Pudding

butterscotch pudding in tiny crystal bowl with spoon


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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! It's been a pretty hectic couple of weeks for me, so I ended up having to skip last week's Tuesdays with Dorie :( Since the TWD rules are a little more lenient this month, I decided to make butterscotch pudding for this week instead of the cheesecake. (Sorry Anne, but I'll definitely make it soon!) The butterscotch pudding was chosen for last week by Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases.

[recipe here]

butterscotch pudding ingredients on counter

Dorie recommends using a single malt scotch in this recipe, but I didn't. We actually have a bottle of Macallan (aka "the Single Malt against which all others must be judged"), but since it was a wedding present for A., I had to get this little bottle of Dewar's (blended malt) instead to use in the pudding. Whatever ;)

making pudding in food processor

I broke out the food processor for this pudding, even though I had successfully used the immersion blender for the chocolate pudding. I did it mainly because there seemed to be a bunch of steps and back-and-forth between the stovetop and the FP, which is also the reason there aren't many pictures of this process;)

finished butterscotch pudding with saran wrap on top

I was actually very excited and intrigued to taste this pudding, because I had never realized that true butterscotch had, well, scotch in it! I really liked the rich flavor of this pudding, and I could definitely taste the scotch in there. Highly recommended ;)

Check out Donna's blog for the recipe, and don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD bakers this week (the majority of whom are probably feasting on delicious cheesecake!)

butterscotch pudding in blue bowl with spoon

33 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I agree - going back and forth between pot and FP was a little much! It looks wonderful, and I'm glad you liked it.

Liz said...

Looks delicious! I skipped this one so I enjoyed reading your thoughts and eating it vicariously through the pictures.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks delicious!

Best wishes for the New Year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cristine said...

Looks great! I couldn't use my hubbys MacAllan, either! ;)

Megan said...

I loved this too - the scotch was a bit hit! :)

Happy New Year!

VeggieGirl said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love butterscotch.

ostwestwind said...

Glad you liked it

Best wishes for 2009!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

chocolatechic said...

I was disappointed with this recipe. It was just to bland to me.

Yours looks lovely as usual.

Sarah said...

mine was the same reaction as yours...super yum! great job!

vibi said...

Simplicity is soooo becoming on you! LOL
Perfection, purity and style... the pudding, as well as everything is your eye.
Sharing food in your house must be sooooo delightful... as much for the tasting, as for the gazing. WOW!
You alone, know how to turn a blob of plain, bland white pudding... into a fluffy, celestial cup of silk!

rainbowbrown said...

Good call, save the really good stuff for the glass. What a lovely break from cheesecakes today! It looks wonderful.

Katrina said...

Looks good! I didn't make the pudding, but everyone elses sure look good and I've only seen ones that people like. I'll have to make this someday. The cheesecake is divine, you'll have to try it.

Rachel said...

I made the pudding this week too! Yours looks great!

Pamela said...

I really need to try this recipe!! Stunning!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked it. Your pudding looks great!

Happy New Year!

n.o.e said...

We made pudding this week also, and used some good scotch, but not our best... It was just a tablespoon so I figured it would be OK. And boy was this pudding good!! Yours is stunning.
Nancy

Jennifer said...

Your pudding looks yummy!!!!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

It's always fun to see your kitchen utensils! I have the same white bowl. Your pudding looks rich and creamy! Happy New Year, Kim!

Isadora Herzog said...

Ooh! That looks good!
But cheesecake sounds nice too...
:)

Spike said...

wish I still had some of this in the house!

steph (whisk/spoon) said...

this pudding was delicious! love you cute little cups. happy new year!

Natashya said...

Your photos are beautiful, as always!
I gave up on kitchen shots as mine always came out dark and orange. Bad lighting I suppose.
We loved the butterscotch pudding too, very adult. I think it would be wonderful for dinner guests - especially since you can make it in advance!
Have a wonderful New Year.

Jacque said...

Funny how the addition of sugar, cream, and eggs turns scotch from harsh to delish.

Yours looks heavenly. The first shot is so nice.

AmyRuth said...

The lighting in your photographs is amazing. How do you do it??? Anyway, as always photos are an inspiration on your blog. Now the pudding sounds and looks delish. I kinda skipped out on it but like you I just never got the whole scotch/butterscotch relationship. Maybe I'll give it a try pretty soon. Sounds like a good dessert for a winter's night.
Happy New Year
AmyRuth

Liliana said...

Pudding looks delicious. Great photos as usual!

natalia said...

Ciao Kim ! Your pudding looks so beautiful ! I wish you a very special new year !

Di said...

Ooh, that looks good! And my little bottle of scotch looks just like yours. =) I love the picture of all the ingredients.

The Food Librarian said...

Super yummy! I would like some right now!! :) Happy New Year!

Anne said...

That looks stunning Kim! I know what you mean about the scotch in butterscotch- I'd never put it together! Hope you had a happy new year!

Cathy said...

Kim, I knew that you'd be able to make butterscotch pudding look pretty! I am glad that you enjoyed this -- I might have to try it again and think of the pudding as the mixer, too! Happy New Year!

Carla said...

I was expecting more of a brown color because that's what I think of with butterscotch! Glad to hear the recipe succeeded, but I'm not a scotch drinker, so I skipped this one. Hope you can do the cheesecake soon because it was really yummy.

Kayte said...

The pudding looks so elegant in that first shot...and so comforting in those other shots. Great job! What I would not give for that scale of yours...LOL...I love seeing what everyone has in their kitchens...such fun.

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Anonymous said...

That looks stunning Kim! I know what you mean about the scotch in butterscotch- I'd never put it together! Hope you had a happy new year!

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