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September 19th is National Butterscotch Pudding Day
you're looking for something to do today then grab a spoon because it's
National Butterscotch Pudding Day! Don't worry; Mom said it's OK!
Let's get right into celebrating National Butterscotch Pudding
WHY IS THIS A
Well, pudding is well-loved by many, especially kids, so in
terms of popularity, we're already off to a good start! But then you
add in the flavor of butterscotch and some taste buds are attracted to
it like a magnet. It's not the chocolate or vanilla pudding they're use
to... It's not clumpy tapioca pudding... No, it's butterscotch pudding!
And this welcomed flavor, coupled with the popularity of pudding, was
bound to sprout yet another food holiday. And yes, that day is today!
First let's take a look at pudding... To make a pudding you'll
usually use some kind of sugar, milk, eggs and cornstarch and then heat
it up on the stove. As the water evaporates and the cornstarch works
its magic, the mixture starts to thicken up. It's kind of like a
custard and there are many instant versions, but if you make it on the
stove be sure to keep stirring it or you'll burn the bottom!
how do you create a butterscotch flavor? Well, all you really need is
some brown sugar and butter. These two flavorful ingredients, when
heated up and mixed together, create that lovely butterscotch flavor we
all love. But if you want to go with the original recipe, from an 1848
newspaper, then grab yourself a pound of sugar, a pound of butter and a
quarter pound of treacle, which is any syrup that is made during the
refining process of sugar. And there you go folks!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, the easiest way is
going to be to head to your grocery store and pick up some premade
butterscotch pudding. Yep, tons of companies pop this lovely slop into
little cups for you so that you can eat it anywhere you want. So get
creative and eat it... on top of your car or something. And if anyone
asks you what you're doing then invite them up and hand them some
pudding! But if you want to put in a little work then you can
grab an instant version and whip up a giant batch of butterscotch
pudding. If you have kids then have them help out and give them a
whopping bowlful as a reward. I have a feeling you're going to end up
with a house full of satisfied stomachs today!
And hey, if you
aren't down with using an instant mix then you can always whip this up
from scratch. The ingredients are pretty common and the only thing that
takes a while is waiting for the mixture to thicken up. Just take turns
stirring it and you should be good to go! Now all you have to do is
divide it up as equally as possible. ;) Have a great day and
enjoy your pudding!