Butterscotch vs. Caramel

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Questions and Answers – Butterscotch vs. Caramel

 

Question:

Can anyone tell me the difference between butterscotch and caramel?  A response would be greatly appreciated.

 

Answer:


Butterscotch
-The flavor of butterscotch is a blend of butter and brown sugar.

Caramel – 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.

 

Check out the following recipe web pages to help you with your cooking:

Burnt Caramel Cream
Excellent served on pound cakes and over fresh fruit.

Caramel Sauce
You never need to buy prepared caramel sauce again!  Making your own homemade caramel sauce is a lot easier than you might think, and it takes practically no time at all.

Caramelizing Sugar
Photo tutorial on how to caramelize sugar.  Caramelizing sugar is a term most often applied to melting sugar until it becomes a caramel color liquid.

 

Comments:

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!

 

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