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Questions and Answers – Butterscotch vs. Caramel
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.
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.
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.
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!