The Toffee Trilogy – Part Three – The Butterscotch

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Butterscotch Lollipops

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utterscotch is a hard candy similar to toffee and buttercrunch, except that, instead of regular white sugar, it is always made of brown sugar and butter, with the addition of glucose syrup, vanilla and other flavorings.

So, we have toffee which is made of white sugar and butter, buttercrunch that is made of sugar, butter, chocolate and nuts, and butterscotch that is made of brown sugar and butter.

Buttercrunch is toffee covered with chocolate and topped with nuts.

Butterscotch is toffee made of brown sugar.

There is a theory about the origin of the name “butterscotch”. The food historians agree that the word doesn’t have anything to do with Scotland. The word “scotch” means to cut or to score, as butterscotch has to be handled – scotched into pieces.

Butterscotch is a term also used to describe brown sugar and butter flavor without referring to the candy, so there is butterscotch sauce, butterscotch pudding or butterscotch pie.

How to Make Butterscotch

  • Have all your ingredients measured and equipment ready.
  • Put your lollipop mold on a baking tray, and insert a lollipop stick into the each circle of the silicone mold.
  • Cook butter, brown sugar, water and salt in a saucepan.
  • When the mixture boils, add glucose syrup or corn syrup.
  • Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 145°C (293°F).
  • Remove the pan from the stove and add vanilla or other flavorings.
  • Wait until the mixture stops boiling, and then pour into the prepared lollipop molds carefully. You can use a spoon to do that.
  • When your lollipops cool completely, wrap each lollipop in a cellophane wrap.
Butterscotch Lollipops

Butterscotch Lollipops Recipe

by:Tereza Alabanda,The Pastry Maestra

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Prep. time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

Level : Basic

Ingredients:

  • Butter 125g (4.4oz)
  • Light brown sugar 200g (7oz)
  • Dark muscovado sugar 50g (1.8oz)
  • Water 90g (3.2oz)
  • Glucose syrup 75g (2.6oz)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Vanilla powder to taste

Directions

  1. Have all your ingredients measured and equipment ready.
  2. Put your lollipop mold on a baking tray, and insert a lollipop stick into the each circle of the silicone mold.
  3. Cook butter, light brown sugar, dark muscovado sugar, water and salt in a saucepan.
  4. When the mixture boils, add glucose syrup or corn syrup.
  5. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 145°C (293°F).
  6. Remove the pan from the stove, and add vanilla powder.
  7. Wait until the mixture stops boiling, and then pour it into the prepared lollipop molds carefully. You can use a spoon to do that.
  8. When your lollipops cool down completely, take them out from the mold, and wrap each lollipop in a cellophane wrap.

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