Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TWD: Real Scotchy Butterscotch Pudding


Because it is. Really Scotch-y. This pudding (chosen by Donna) has some bite to it, which might or might not be because I accidentally didn't third the scotch when I thirded the recipe. Mmm... a cup of pudding with a tablespoon of scotch in it... Oh, and did anyone else have difficulty finding a small bottle of halfway decent scotch for this recipe? I don't drink it, but I sure as heck wasn't going to put Wild Turkey in this sucker. As a result, my sister (who does drink scotch) will be getting an additional Christmas present this year - a 750 mL bottle of Glenfiddich minus one tablespoon. The nice guy at the liquor store was duly impressed that a woman in her mid-twenties would drink scotch, even if he thought it was funny I was buying it for pudding.

As for the pudding, it went into a nice little tart crust made with Dorie's sweet tart dough, which is seriously the best thing ever. As the progression of photos show, things just kept getting better the longer I took pictures of it...

Good, but a little plain.

Better (what isn't better with a little chocolate, hmm Kayte?), but how shall I eat it?

Ooo, sneaky. I like the way you think.

Ah-ha! Now we're getting somewhere. But what about the crust?

Mmm... ooey gooey puddingy deliciousness. Come to me. I wants it.

Last Week: IBTWPPD Cookies (okay, buttery jam cookies)
Next Week: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

PS: I am currently stranded, Internet-less, in the wasteland that is Crumstown, IN. My apologies, but I will most likely be unable to comment on much of anyone's posts this week.

PPS: Happy Holidays!

42 comments:

Marie said...

Great looking pudding pie!!! I loved this recipe and I left out the scotch altogether. Have a very Merry Christmas in Crumtown!

Cristine said...

Mmmmm! Your tart looks so yummy!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah said...

mmm...i love the idea of a tart. great job! merry christmas!

Natashya said...

Looks great! I love the tart crust with it, perfect vessel for the butterscotch pudding.

Di said...

What a great idea to make a tart out of it! And chocolate is a fine idea. The pudding by itself wasn't all that photogenic (mmm, beige), so I added whipped cream and butterscotch chips to mine. =)

Mary said...

A girl after my own heart...everything tastes better with chocolate chips!

n.o.e said...

Glad you liked it even with 3 times the scotch! And a slightly used bottle of scotch is a wonderful gift. I'm still debating on the scotch part of this recipe; we make it this week (my TWD was cheesecake this Tuesday).

Look forward to your posts when you return to the land of internet! Merry Chrismas.
Nancy

The Food Librarian said...

Your tart is soooo cute. Merry Merry Christmas to you and your family!

rainbowbrown said...

How wonderful! Internet-less on Christmas.

So...I thirded the recipe and kept the scotch amount the same as well. Only I did it on purpose. What can I say, I'm a hound. You may not be a whiskey drinker, but at least your smart enough to know not to use Wild Turkey.

A crust was surely ethereal with this pudding.

Anne said...

That looks delicious! I love the little tart and the chocolate on top looks perfect. Have a merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Awww such cute tarts! That's totally what I wanted to do... but once I tasted the pudding... it was a little too boozy for me (which, is saying a lot. Ha ha!). Yours look great!

Have a Merry Christmas!

LyB said...

Well, your sister is one lucky lady! I really have to make a butterscotch pudding pie, it looks so good! :)

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful

Danielle said...

great idea with the tarts. Have a great Christmas

spike. said...

I wouldn't mind getting a bottle of scotch with just a tablespoon missing! That looks so yummy with the pudding spilling out. Happy Christmas!

mimi said...

i'll take the scotch, minus the pudding, haha. your tarts look great!

Madam Chow said...

Caitlin, that looks fabulous! And your photos are getting better and better!

Carol Peterman said...

What a fantastic looking tart! I thought the scotch was strong at the regular dose, I bet I would get a buzz off your pudding.

bakingwiththeboys said...

It looks great even if a little strong.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

great looking tart--i bet it was fantastic! happy holidays!

Jules Someone said...

Nice looking tart! I thought ours was boozy and I used the correct amount. Oy.

Gabe's Girl said...

I was drinking a glass of wine when i read your blog. Too funny. Your pudding looks great! You are very creative.

confectiona said...

I love it in the tart shell -- I'll have to try that. And I used rum rather than scotch, which worked out just fine.

Megan said...

I did a tart also, although I posted the cheesecake this week.

Happy Holidays to you!

Isa said...

It seems like everybody won with this pudding. Your sister, who got the bottle of scotch. Your readers, who get to read this post. And, you of course, who got to eat it!!
Have a great great Christmas, Engineer Baker :)

Cakelaw said...

I love the idea of pouring the pudding into a tartshell with chocolate chips on top! Fantastic! I don't drink scotch either - I paid $9 for a nip of Glenfiddich for this, which I then left at my place because I was resigned not to making this, then changed my mind and subbed in rum. Does your sister want another nip to go with that? ;)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your pudding looks fabulous and I love the idea of putting it in a tart shell! Chocolate does make everything better!

Thank you for the Christmas card and the yummy Osh Kosh chocolates! I had a couple last night out after I came in from shoveling snow (AGAIN) and they were fabulous!

Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

It looks so cute in your tart! And no wonder it had a bite to it with all that scotch... I bet it was niiiice!

jillbert said...

The chocolate chips look great with that!

Mary Ann said...

Your pudding looks fabulous. This tart is definitely calling my name.

Judy said...

Oh man, that looks so good! I love the tart and the chips. I'm looking forward to making it for next week.

Pamela said...

Love that little pudding pie! Hope you had a very nice Holiday!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Chocolate solves most of life's dilemmas. Sending you and your loved ones warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks fabulous! I love the picture progressions. The last photo makes me wish I could spoon up a bit for myself.

Jessica said...

Your pudding looks fantastic! And chocolate really does make everything better -- just my opinion!

Jude said...

Hope you're not foaming at the mouth from internet withdrawal. Have a nice holiday season!

Liliana said...

What a fabulous looking pudding pie! You did a great job.

Happy Holidays!

Julius said...

I've always wanted to make this!

Looks great.

Happy Holidays

~ Julius
from Occasional Baker

Jacque said...

Maybe yours should be called butterSCOTCH. I'll bet it was delish with the tart dough.

Jaime said...

great job w/your pudding! i love that you put it in dorie's tart dough which i adore :)

kim said...

that is SUCH an adorable tart!! i think i might up the scotch factor next time ;)

Kayte said...

OMW...when I am absent, I get a shout out...LOL. You are so funny...chocolate on everything! I am just pretending they are those little bitty blueberries that burst in wonder when you eat them! The little chips really add to the eye appeal, I have to say!

I always love your little mini portions...I have to get braver about going along those lines...never sure of cooking times, etc. Yours always look wonderful.

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