Someone hinted they had never tasted CY’s butterscotch pah (pie in West Virginian). Since we were going to their house for Thanksgiving, I tried to make butterscotch pah.
There’s a very challenging part. I didn’t get there the first attempt – the evaporated milk had….well…evaporated beyond recognition. Guess it was an old can. To say the least.
The deer were the beneficiaries of this. They’re not picky.
So I started over. We didn’t have any cornstarch but the internet said we could use quick cooking tapioca pudding. Not.
I had done everything right, it was smelling great, got past the challenging part. Then added the tapioca.
I turned off the fire. Then went back to taste it. Nice and smooth, tasting grea—except for the little tiny hard balls…of tapioca. They did not chew – it was like tough plastic.
I tried to melt them. No go.
I dumped this second try. It smelled so good. Tasted so good – just these pesky tapioca balls….
I had run out of the dark brown sugar. Frankly, I wasn’t so keep on it anyway – you need the realllllllly dark brown sugar for those that are butterscotch pah officionados. For new tasters, the fake brown sugar (white sugar with molasses put back in ) kind I had would be fine.
So I gave up.
Need cornstarch and real dark brown sugar.
When we looked outside – it was clear word was out.
Eight, count ‘em eight! deer were enjoying the butterscotch pah.