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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