Oh holy hell! These light pillows of sweet loveliness are all that is right in the world.
The title of today’s blog is a throw back to Seinfeld. Remember that episode when George wore a velvet jumpsuit? Yes, that’s right, I’m that old that I’m referencing Seinfeld. It’s just a brilliant show all around! Anyway I thought of the quote, “What is that, velvet?” because that is exactly what this batter is, velvet. It is silky smooth, light, and velvety. And oh so pretty.
Seriously, you have to make these! The brown sugar glaze is more like a salted caramel syrup. That saltiness mixed with the sweetness of the butterscotch is perfection. Yes, you will gain weight just looking at them but every caloric filled morsel is worth it.
Notes: The batter made 30 muffins rather than 24, and there is an overabundance of glaze (which will be a fabulous topping for vanilla ice cream later – yes, that’s how I roll). Also, I baked these for a few minutes less than what was called for and I’m glad I did. They cooked very quickly.
Oh and in all of the sweet recipes I make, I use far more vanilla than called for. I believe vanilla is magical, and therefore I overuse it.
Butterscotch Muffins with Brown Sugar Glaze (recipe care of whatshouldimakefor.com)
Butterscotch Muffins: 4 oz butter melted and cooled, 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp kosher salt, 2 cups buttermilk, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 package butterscotch chips 11 oz
Brown Sugar Glaze: 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, 2/3 cup light brown sugar, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 cup heavy cream