Butter Scotch

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup sugar.
  • ¼ cup molasses.
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar.
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water.
  • ½ cup butter.


Boil ingredients together until, when tried in cold water, mixture will become brittle. Turn into a well buttered pan; when slightly cool, mark with a sharp-pointed knife in squares. This candy is much improved by cooking a small piece of vanilla bean with other ingredients.