Sunday, 12 December 2010

Aunt Dorothy's Butterscotch Squares

This is another recipe I remember from Christmases past, and also from the wonderful New Year’s Day dinners my Aunt Dorothy used to host every year when I was a little girl. These squares really are delicious anytime of year though, and so easy to make. My Aunt Dorothy is a wonderful cook, and a lovely lady - always very willing to share her recipes and experience!

This is a really simple recipe to put together, keeps well in the fridge and it is easy to transport. It also makes a fantastic homemade Christmas gift!

To make an 8 x 8 inch pan, you need:

½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 beaten egg
4 cups vanilla wafers, chopped in pea size bits
¾ cup chopped nuts
¾ cup butterscotch morsels
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the butter. Remove from heat. Add sugar and egg; stir to blend well.  Put back on the burner and heat over moderate heat, stirring almost constantly until mixture boils.

Allow to boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla wafers, nuts, butterscotch morsels and vanilla. 

Press the toffee like rubble into a buttered 8 x 8 inch pan.

Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Cut in small pieces to serve. Store in fridge. It's best if you bring it to room temperature before eating though.

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