Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Recipe: Butterscotch Topping

This is really easy to make with nothing but butter, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and cream. It's wonderful on ice cream or bananas. Use your imagination for a decadent dessert.

Yield: about a cup
Time: about 10 minutes on medium to medium-low

  • 5/8 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 c. cream (or evaporated milk)
  1. Mix together everything but the cream and bring it to a boil
  2. Let it go, stirring occasionally, until it's the consistency of a thick syrup (like room temperature corn syrup or honey), which is about soft ball stage
  3. Let it cool, and stir in the cream
Note: I used evaporated milk, and find that it stirs in most easily if the rest of the ingredients are not completely cool, but still slightly warm. I can't taste the difference from using cream, but my wallet sure knows that evaporated milk is a lot less expensive.

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