Friday, April 25, 2008

Miss Silver Recipe Number 2

Better with Butterscotch
Group Recipes is to cooking as Ravelry is to knitting. While recently exploring all things butterscotch, I came across the following recipe and thought it would be a perfect Miss Silver contribution. I had read the Grey Mask (1928) already, and I recently read Anna Where Are You? (early 1950s). I thought the contributor comments here were particularly appropriate.

Butterscotch Pie From The 1920s
By Chefmeow
This recipe comes from my mother's collection. She obtained it from her knitting group in 1952. She said it had been around for years at that point. She is guessing that this is a recipe from the 1920's.

Cook Time: 20
Prep Time: 10
Average rating 5 (dunno what this means)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups milk

Brown butter in pan. Add sugar and cook together stirring constantly until sugar is melted. Add water and stir slowly cooking until sugar is again dissolved. Combine cornstarch, egg yolks and milk then add to sugar mixture.Cook until thickened; then pour in baked pie shell and top with cream. (From

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