Butterscotch Delights

This is a heritage recipe from my family that dates back to the time of the civil war! It was handed down through the generations from one woman to another and I was taught how to make them by my grandmother when I was very young.

Things needed:
1 quarter pound of butter (1 stick, NO SUBSTITUTES)
2 cups of dark molasses sugar, (dark brown sugar)
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp of vanilla

Melt the butter and sugar in a kettle. Remove from heat and add in eggs, slowly beating them in by hand one egg at a time. Add in Vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and blend well by hand. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 28 minutes in a greased 9x9 pan. Be sure not to over bake and test the center to ensure it has set.

This is a very rich, heavy textured dessert, almost fudgy. It is wonderful with ice cream. The original recipe calls for sweetened cream to be poured over it.
From the kitchen of Mary Fischer at Oak Hollow Primitives
Photo by Mary Fischer

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