Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rich Butterscotch Sauce - Super Easy!

The other day my good friend Sally told me that she was really sick of looking at the Baked Falafel.  Ha! I don't blame her.  Right when I thought I was back into my weekly blogging mode I got busy with end-of-school activities.  Oh, you say you know what I am talking about....the crazy race where more activities than one could imagine gets packed into a few short weeks?  Well why don't you just take a moment to relax and treat your family to this delicious Butterscotch Sauce.  It is incredibly easy and fast to make.  I think it is perfect served over vanilla ice cream. Add a slice of Oatmeal Shortbread and you have a special dinner party dessert. Yum!

Rich Butterscotch Sauce
Adapted from The Fanny Farmer Cookbook, p.703

1 cup light brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter (8 Tablespoons or ¼ pound)
½ cup heavy cream
½  teaspoon vanilla
pinch of kosher salt or sea salt

Combine sugar, butter, and cream in a small saucepan.  Cook over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Allow to cook 5 minutes, stirring a few times but also allowing it to bubble.  Remove and whisk in the vanilla and the salt.
May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Reheat in pan to warm sauce or heat in microwave on high for one minute (or two if needed).