Recicember Day 24: Butterscotch Tart

I used to enjoy eating butterscotch sweets, but I can never find them in the shops now. You can get butterscotch flavour Instant Whip (that’s a bit like pudding if you’re American), but it’s not the same as the solid sweet.

In any case, what is butterscotch? Alcoholic butter? Butter from Scotland? Turns out, it’s neither – it’s made from butter and brown sugar.

Our butterscotch tart recipe today is from AllRecipes (again), and is written by largerfamilylife. I do not know if that is a family with multiple members, or a family that includes some excessively sized people. To be fair, I don’t really care. Actually, I do. Let me look at their bio.

Hmm. It seems there are 15 of them, and they all seem relatively normal sized. That’s disappointing.

We’re gonna cheat!

Back when Jesse Ventura was a commentator for the WWF (not the pandas), he used to say something like:

Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat

So today we will take the advice of The Body and cheat, because I can’t be bothered to make pastry to put this thing in. So we’re using a shop bought pastry case.

Starting at step 5 on the list, 320g of butter is splattered into a pan. That’s more than a regular sized block of butter. No wonder they are large people.


Oh yeah, I forgot. They aren’t.


As the butter melts, an equal amount of brown sugar is added and stirred in. No walloping here, because it’s gon’ get hot.

Demererarara sugar

Oh, no, wait. There is walloping. With a non-electric whisk. Flour and milk are added…

Flour and milk

…and the walloping commences.


The mix is then heated until it goes candy-like, and sticks to the back of a spoon. Do not taste test at this point, as this is a very bad idea, because it is hot. It hurts. I mean, it will hurt if you do it. So don’t.

Muy caliente

Dump the stuff into the pastry, lob it in the fridge, hurl it down your throat as soon as it won’t burn you. Or save it until later when everyone else knows you’ve made it. This is also not a good idea.

Butterscotch Tart

TL;DR: Delicious tart. Involves butter. No scotch required.

TMI: Larger Family Life have a blog. It is good. You should read it. It is here: Larger Family Life

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