As C. Diane requested, here is my grandmothers recipe for butterscotch as scribed by my mother. I know I promised last week to have it, however my mother would only send it by snail-mail, as they have no DSL or high speed like ol' Chuck Taylor and Verizon promised to provide(another blog). OK here it is:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter (the REAL thing)
4 tablespoons cream
Cook this mixture until thick and brown, the more brown it becomes, the more it tastes like butterscotch (Caution! Make it too dark, and you'll spend a good portion of the day reading the newspaper, if you catch my drift). Mom and dad use their iron skillet (frying pan), so I would suggest the same
1 cup milk
1 egg yolk
6 level tablespoons flour
Cook this mixture until hot and then add to the butterscotch mixture and cook until thick and smooth
then pour the entire mixture into a baked pie crust.
One thing my mother forgot to add is that cooking means "stir" as you have to stir the entire time you are making this pie. I would dare say you burn as many calories stirring this as you will get from eating it. Don't let it "sit" or it will "set" and you will not be able to get it going again.