Monin Butterscotch Syrup
Monin Butterscotch Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
There is something about the taste of butterscotch that is instantly familiar and uniquely simple. The combination of sugar and butter transforms both flavours into an incredible confectionery that has secured it a place in the nations affections that has endured since 1851 when Queen Victoria was presented with a tin during a visit to Doncaster. The flavour is so well-loved that it has been used in a variety of different dishes, from ice-cream to cookies and butterscotch syrup makes a delicious addition to everything from hot drinks to decadent desserts. This syrup is an easy way to add a layer of sweet, velvety luxury a layer of decadence to whipped cream using our whipped cream chargers and dispenser.
The origins of a taste sensation
There is some disagreement between food historians as to the origins of butterscotch, but it seems likely that it was developed during the early 19th century. A confectioner in Doncaster is thought to have come up with the idea to create sweets using butter and sugar, and recipe published in Liverpool in 1848 has a recipe for Doncaster Butterscotch which seems to confirm this.
So popular was this new confection, that by 1851 there was some competition in the butterscotch market between rival sweet manufacturers. There were three confectioners at the heart of the butterscotch boom: S Parkinson and Sons, Henry Hall and Booths, all of which were based in Doncaster and supplied their sweets to the rest of Yorkshire.
Butterscotch was marketed as being a favourite of the queen and for its medicinal qualities, with some manufacturers claiming that it had healing properties that would work on those suffering with their chests in the winter months. Of the original butterscotch purveyors, only one, Parkinsons, still exists and they have been given the royal seal of approval for their butterscotch, including presenting the future queen, Princess Elizabeth, with their butterscotch in 1948.
There is some confusion over the origins of the name butterscotch which some believe comes from an association with Scotland, and others think has something to do with the work scorch and is used because of the high temperatures used in the sweets creation. There is a more compelling argument that the name refers to the process of scotching or scoring lines on the still-warm butterscotch before it hardens to allow the makers to cut it into pieces once the cooling process had been completed.
Butterscotch the international favourite
The simple buttery sweetness of butterscotch has earned fans the world over and there is a wide range of different butterscotch flavoured foodstuffs to provide a taste of that delicious sweetness in a variety of forms. You can buy butterscotch liqueur, sometimes known as butterscotch schnapps, butterscotch whiskey and butterscotch beer for those who want an alcoholic drink with a hit of the sweet stuff.
There are plenty of recipes which combine butterscotch with a range of other flavours, including a butterscotch and miso sponge cake where the sweetness of the butterscotch is complemented by the savoury notes of the miso in a sponge which is ideal for a mid-morning snack but impressive enough to end a dinner party.
Butterscotch is a truly versatile flavour and butterscotch sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a range of deserts. It is delicious drizzled over ice cream or used as a layer in an indulgent sundae and adding butterscotch syrup to cream and whipping it up in an instant with cream chargers results in a truly tasty addition to a range of other desserts from apple pie to cheesecake.
Butterscotch whipped cream made in a whipped cream dispenser is also a great addition to a range of drinks, from freshly brewed coffee to steaming hot chocolate and you can even add a squirt to the top of a cocktail if you fancy a sweet boozy treat.