hello world. How are you today? Tomorrow is Friday! Isn't Friday such a wonderful day? Not just because it's the end of the work week, but because of the mood it seems to put everyone. On Fridays people just seem.... happier. And happy people make me happy. So I thought I'd share a little happiness with you.
This dessert is delicious. Although I typically prefer less sweet desserts, I am willing to make an exception with this. I first tried it at a great little restaurant in Encinitas, Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria. From the Mason jar lemonade glasses, chalkboard posters, exposed beam ceiling, the interior is almost as delightful as the food. But what they seem to be most known for is their off-menu dessert: a home made butterscotch pudding topped with sea salted caramel and fresh whipped cream. It was divine.
I knew I wanted to recreate it at home. Lucky for me, and you, the restaurant has posted the recipe on their website. How kind is that?
Well, as much as I love a truly home made dessert, sometimes I just want a quick fix. An "I made it at home so it's home made". Because as lovely as this recipe is, sometimes something I can make in 5 minutes will make just as happy.
Made at Home-made Salted Caramel Butterscotch Pudding
1 packet Jello Butterscotch Pudding mix
1 jar of caramel sauce (I used Trader Joe's Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce)
heavy cream (or a can of whipped cream)
fleur de sel (sea salt, or other rock salt)
1. Make butterscotch pudding
2. Heat caramel sauce according to jar
3. Whip heavy cream, adding a little sugar (skip this step if your whipped cream will come from a can)
4. Drizzle caramel sauce over pudding, top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.
How easy is that? Again, another "not quite a recipe" but when it only takes a few minutes you will be oh so happy.