At its heart, butterscotch is a simple combination of brown sugar and butter. The molasses in the brown sugar gives butterscotch a deeper and nuttier flavor than it's caramel cousin. The butter, perhaps obviously, makes it intensely buttery and rich. It's a match made in heaven.
Butterscotch can be a flavoring component in cookies and cakes, or it can be simmered with cream into a silky ice-cream-worthy sauce. Personally, I'll take it any way I can get it.
What are your favorite butterscotch recipes?
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