Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TWD - Real Butterscotch Pudding

The penultimate TWD recipe for December is Real Butterscotch Pudding, chosen by Donna of the intriguingly named Spatulas, Corkscrews and Suitcases. I almost skipped this one, as I am currently on holidays at my mother's house, and she does not approve of my using her kitchen. However, I decided to run the gauntlet and make this pudding anyway, as I have a real sweet tooth and I therefore find anything with the word "butterscotch" in the title appealing.

I met with all kinds of issues in making this pudding. Apart from some unwanted parental supervision (I am over 30!), my brother insisted on standing in my work space, and an electrician came to install a safety switch in in the middle of proceedings, between my whisking the eggs and adding the hot liquid to it. Also, there are not six ramekins at my Mum's house, so I poured the pudding into one big dish, hoping for the best. I am not sure if any of these things had a bearing on the outcome, but 5 hours later, my pudding is like thickish custard, but it is definitely not set. It is pourable, and I think that if it doesn't set, it will taste perfect on my plum pudding on Christmas Day - kind of like brandy custard, except with rum (we don't have scotch in the house).

Although the result is far from perfect, I'm glad that I gave it a shot, and maybe I'll try it again, as what I have certainly tastes good, even if the consistency is not quite what it should be.

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Jules Someone said...

I had a consistency problem the first time I made pudding. I just needed to cook it a little longer. Glad you enjoyed it!

Food.Baby said...

Sorry it didn't turn the way you hoped but I'm sure it will be fabulous on Christmas pudding!

HoneyB said...

aww :(

I hate having people looking over my shoulder while I am doing anything. It is too nerveracking!

Lorraine E said...

I hear you about your mum. Mine doesn't like me using her kitchen either. But it sounds like you had to put up with far too many distractions and interruptions!

Have a Merry Christmas and may it be full of lovely food and fun :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

You know, mine did not set either. I told my guests it was butterscotch soup. Think they bought it?

Anonymous said...

I hate cooking at other people's houses. Especially my family. I can do it right. I thought the pudding was yummy.

Ivy said...

This sounds delicious. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hugs and kisses, Ivy.

Pamela said...

Sounds like you definitely had a lot going on around you and the kitchen while making the pudding. Give yourself a pat on the back for trying it, though! Merry Christmas!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Jules - aha! That might be the trick. I was worried because it started boiling and thought I was overcooking it - should've paid more attention to the part where Dorie said to turn it down if it boiled. Still, it's a very nice sauce :)

Hi Susan, I think it is going to be super on the plum pudding tomorrow.

Hi HoneyB, it sure is - and that's when things really go wrong!!!

Merry Christmas to you too Lorraine - enjoy that gorgeous Sydney sunshine :)

Hi Gretchen, you never know ;)

Hi Leanne, it's definitely performance pressure - so much easier when you are tucked away from prying eyes.

Hugs and kisses to you too Ivy - merry Christmas to you and your family!

Merry Christmas Pamela!