Questions & Answers - Butterscotch vs. Caramel
Can anyone tell me the difference between butterscotch and caramel? A response would be greatly appreciated.
The flavor of butterscotch is a blend of butter and brown sugar.
Caramel is a mixture produced when granulated sugar has been cooked (caramelized) until it melts and becomes a thick, clear liquid that can range in color from golden to deep brown. A soft caramel is a candy made with a caramelized sugar, butter, and milk.
Basically the difference is the type of sugar used.
Thank you so much. I have a recipe that calls for butterscotch and NOT caramel. I often wondered why that was as thought they were the same. Now I know better. Have a wonderful weekend!