Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Butterscotch Pudding and a Cognac 'n' Cream Cappuccino - Treats for Grown-Ups!

Tuesday is the sweetest day.

Today in Tuesdays with Dorie, Donna of Spatulas, Corkscrews & Suitcases chose Real Butterscotch Pudding on page 386 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking: from my home to yours. (Makes a great Christmas gift!) Please see Donna's site for the butterscotch pudding recipe - today's date.
I really enjoyed this butterscotch pudding, you could really taste the scotch, and I don't usually say that about pudding.
There was a fast flurry of activity to make it, I would suggest having all the components measured and ready before you begin.
This is another one of Dorie's recipes that takes good advantage of the food processor, but you had best have a big one! My 14 cup bigmouth was just big enough for when the hot liquids were whirring around.
A very adult tasting pudding, hubby gave it two thumbs up.
Hubby also made some festive coffees to complete our evening, he is the proud owner of a Breville Cast Metal Espresso Maker that he loves. (Given to him by yours truly, good wife that I am!) He loves the process of grinding his own beans and making espressos every morning before he goes to work. Between the coffee and the wine, he is pretty much typecast for Christmas gifts.

Cognac 'n Cream Cappuccino - from Cappuccino Cocktails, Susan M. Zimmer
Elegant, yet so easy to make
4 oz. milk
2 oz. hot fresh espresso
1/2 oz. cognac
1/2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream

Froth milk until doubled in volume, foamed and frothy.
Pour espresso into a cappuccino mug.
Dollop foamed milk over espresso in mug.
Add cognac and Bailey's and stir gently.
Serve immediately.

Enjoy! And keep warm. Happy Holidays!