Friday, May 7, 2010

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" Butterscotch Pudding

Oh, how I love this book! How they came to the name is a great story in itself...I did not include it. Run to the library and check out this book. But the premise that there must be "eats" at the meetings is my kind of society.

This book definitely fits into the category of a good book..Beware it may ruin you from enjoying bad books from here on out.

The book is a collection of letters. Very clever!!

What is sheer poetry in a pan?
Well, for me it is pudding. I love pudding. And this recipe for butterscotch is my favorite.

Whisk together dry ingredients.

Slowly add milk and half and half.

One of the letters talks about her cookery book with recipes for cakes..."using a dozen eggs"(see above)..that is what makes this pudding so rich is the use of egg yolks.

Press with wax paper to prevent film while cooling.

Enjoy this pudding while reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"!

Butterscotch Pudding
original recipe from Diner Desserts

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tea sea salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 Tb unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tea vanilla

Whisk cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Gradually add milk and half and half. Bring to boil and remove from heat.

Whisk egg yolks. Add 1 cup boiling milk. Return mixture to pan. Whisk until comes to second boil. Cook 1 minute while stirring.

Add butter cubes and vanilla until melted. Cover with wax paper and cool to room temp.
Spoon into ramekins and cover with wax paper. Fridge for about 2 hours.

I can never wait until cooled and eat immediately. Perhaps the flavors get better...I will never know.


Maggie said...

That looks really yummy! This is a boo on my summer reading list!

Coiner Family said...

Hooray!!! So glad you liked it. For most people, the weird name is enough to put it far down on their reading list, but once you get to it, you discover such a gem:)

Rettabug said...

Oh my...what memorable quotes!!
"sheer poetry in a pan" & "reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books" I LOVE THEM!!!

I also love the little quilt that you've got your delicious looking pudding sitting upon. So warm & inviting! Well done!

once in a blue moon... said...

oh how i LOVED this book... and i love butterscotch pudding too! yikes i could slurp that all up by myself! it looks wonderful! thank so much for playing at food for thought, i love we can eat their words!

Sarah said...

This book is on my list. Just haven't yet gotten a copy. Everyone raves about this book.
Butterscotch Pudding . . . I've not thought of that in years. It reminds me of childhood. Yours looks delicious. Yum!

Joyce said...

I keep saying I am going to read this book and never do for some strange reason? Now you have me curious as to how the title came about???? Thanks for the review and also your pudding recipe which looks so creamy.

Amber Walker said...

T, you're so creative! Loved the blog post today!

Mary said...

Gosh, "reading good books ruins you for reading bad books" is that ever true! I seem to have that dilemma more & more. I used to plug along and try to muddle thru, but I've gotten to the point that I've just started setting them aside~ Life's too short to read bad books! Your pudding does look like poetry in a pan :-)

Mary @ HomeisWheretheBoatis

Virginia Taylors said...

I love to see all my book friends!!! Thank you for your lovely comments. I do hope you will read this book. I tried to make my post spark the desire to read it.

Vicki said...

I can almost taste this pudding! After stirring up Lindt dark chocolate yesterday without curdling the eggs, I finally feel confident enough to tackle homemade pudding. Will put this on my list of things to make this summer.

Maureen said...

Ah...but I love the skin on pudding! btw, I loved that book.

Virginia Taylors said...

My husband loves the skin too!! I can't stand it...but the underneath is so heavenly.
Just finished the book and am putting it on my favorites list!!