Butterscotch Brownies Recipe With Muscovado Sugar
These are perfect for those who love a deep caramel flavor.
This butterscotch brownie recipe is buttery with rich dark caramel notes from the muscovado sugar. It's these flavors that distinguish this fudgy recipe from its original fudgy chocolate cousin and its paler butterscotch brownie recipe.
What is butterscotch?
Butterscotch, for those who are unfamiliar with the word and the flavor, is like caramel. Unlike caramel which is made by caramelizing white sugar (Not to be confused with caramel sauce which is caramel mixed with butter, cream, and a pinch of salt.), butterscotch uses more ingredients to make its signature flavor. Butterscotch is usually composed of brown sugar, salt, and butter.
The butter is the obvious difference between the two but what makes butterscotch significantly taste different from caramel is the presence of molasses in the sugar, namely the molasses in the brown sugar. Molasses has an earthy, sweet, umami flavor that gives it a distinctive dark brown color while imparting a deeper sweet flavor. Caramel meanwhile has a more pure sweet flavor since it uses white sugar and won't have that same earthly taste that brown sugar gives to butterscotch.
Plus, while both sugars when making either caramel or butterscotch are caramelized, the caramelization of brown sugar is more pronounced in butterscotch than in caramel. You can adjust the degree of caramelization of your caramel to be light or dark to the point of being almost burnt as in the case of the caramel used in leche flan recipes.
Are you curious to see how butterscotch brownies are made even darker and appetizing with the use of dark muscovado sugar? Learn how to make the recipe using this step-by-step video and the recipe below:
Butterscotch Brownies With Muscovado Sugar Ingredients
How to make Butterscotch Brownies With Muscovado Sugar
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