How to Make Homemade Butterscotch

A very simple recipe for an age-old delicious candy.Some have documented that "buttery toffee" is often called butterscotch—Scotch being an old adjective for Scotland—which suggests it was invented in the country.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 cup (100 to 200g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) butter
  • Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Water

Steps

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    Take the sugar and put it into a pot.
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    Pour in some water. About enough to cover the sugar
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    Turn the stove top onto high so the water starts to boil.
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    Start stirring the sugar right away to keep it from sticking to the bottom and turning into toffee.
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    Keep stirring and adding water until the sugar and water mixture turns into a Brown syrupy mixture. What you have now made is a simple syrup.
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    Remove from heat.
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    Add the butter and stir it into the syrup. Also add a shot of cream and a teaspoon of vanilla.
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    Put back onto the stove but heat it until it's at the "soft crack" stage. The soft crack stage is about 270-290°F or 132-143°C. You should have a concentration of about 95% sugar. If you heat it too long then it will turn into toffee.
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    Keep heating until it is thick but still fluid.
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    Immediately pour it into a bowl or container. Make sure you keep stirring it otherwise it will thicken and become a toffee like substance.
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    Let the butterscotch cool
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    Enjoy the great taste of butterscotch.

Tips

  • You can add Butterscotch as a sweetener for coffee or use it as a topping for Ice cream.You can also make butterscotch ice cream by mixing it into plain ice cream and freezing it overnight

Warnings

  • Butterscotch will get very hot; it helps to have a helper. If you are a kid, make sure you have parental supervision.

Things You'll Need

  • Container for storage.
  • Pot
  • Stirring utensil
  • Stove

Article Info

Categories: Chocolate and Candy