Definition of butterscotch in English:



mass noun
  • 1A brittle yellow-brown sweet made with butter and brown sugar.

    • ‘The new pastry selection includes mousse au chocolat, mocha magic and pineapple, and butterscotch gateaux.’
    • ‘Sweet, nutty aromas give way to butterscotch, roasted nuts, and pound cake.’
    • ‘Gautier calls it Panatela, and it has very nice butterscotch and caramel flavors, and while sweet, it is not cloying.’
    • ‘And secondly, butterscotch really was the only truly acceptable flavour of Angel Delight.’
    • ‘Chardonnay is the most important varietal, with the best offering notes of apple, pear, butterscotch and pineapple.’
    • ‘I fished out another butterscotch candy from the jar, wondering if the doctor would even notice that I took any.’
    • ‘And a favorite, in fact, in all of England, with its rich, toasty, butterscotch nuances, now simply called ‘the English style.’’
    • ‘Secondary fermentation, also called malolactic fermentation, usually produces flavours of butter and/or butterscotch.’
    • ‘Combine vanilla and butterscotch schnapps over ice and strain into a Martini glass.’
    • ‘A dribble of melted butterscotch ice-cream runs down Shamika's cheek.’
    • ‘You'll need chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate/strawberry / butterscotch syrup and your choice of small candy.’
    • ‘The balance is superb, with a nose of apricot, toffee and butterscotch.’
    • ‘Ming flavour is what happens when they try to make something taste like something else - usually butterscotch, banana or chocolate.’
    • ‘You can get bizarre flavours like emulsion paint, or a nasty, cloying butterscotch.’
    • ‘Too many of the puddings are sticky or intensely sweet (sticky apricot pudding with butterscotch sauce, crushed nutty meringue with toffee sauce, hot whisky fudge cake).’
    • ‘The best of the bunch is the smooth butterscotch panna cotta, served with swirls of curried cocoa gelée in a tall martini glass.’
    • ‘Steven talks about honey notes, hints of hazelnut, butterscotch, and apricots.’
    • ‘What about you, Abby, extra-large hot chocolate with butterscotch syrup?’
    • ‘On another visit, the chocolate pudding was accompanied by butterscotch pudding, topped with chocolate sauce.’
    • ‘It tasted tangy and strangely sweet, like butterscotch, and caused my normally reserved mother to whisper quiet ululations as she picked at it with her spoon.’
    1. 1.1 A sauce or syrup flavoured with butterscotch.
      • ‘TOFFEE, butterscotch and fudge are as versatile as chocolate - and equally delicious.’
      • ‘Or see if you can get the chef to make you a special dish like foie gras and bacon covered with butterscotch and hot fudge.’
      • ‘Vicky was less pleased with her caramelised pear and butterscotch with marjolaine gâteau: the pears and butterscotch were up to scratch, but the gâteau was a tad rich and rather dry.’
      • ‘Here it's mixed with dark chocolate and rich butterscotch.’
      • ‘The resulting light, crunchy morsels are often enhanced by coating with toffee or butterscotch; or eaten with salt.’
      • ‘Sugary sweet goodness with chocolate and butterscotch chips still warm from the oven were sitting on the island in the kitchen… all alone… just calling to him.’