I remember the first time I had butterscotch pudding. I was at a restaurant with my family, and they all ordered this mysterious dessert that looked like a cross between custard and Jell-O. Intrigued, I took a spoonful, and it was love at first bite. The rich flavor of butterscotch, combined with the creamy texture of pudding, was unlike anything I’d ever tasted before. Since then, I’ve enjoyed butterscotch pudding many times, and it has become one of my favorite desserts.
Butterscotch pudding is made by combining milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, and butter. The mixture is cooked over low heat until it thickens into a custard-like consistency. Once it has cooled slightly, the pudding is typically garnished with whipped cream or toasted nuts. While the traditional recipe calls for butterscotch extract, some people also like to add a bit of bourbon or whiskey for an extra kick. No matter how you enjoy it, butterscotch pudding is sure to please any sweet tooth.
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