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My (very) British grandmother was known for her sweet tooth and endless array of dessert recipes. She carried them all "in her head" and never wrote anything down. This was a challenge, because unless she was around to make something for you--good luck at reproducing it! There were several recipes we managed to get her to write down before she passed many years ago. They never turn out as good as hers did, of course. Grandma's cooking is just special like that.
This is a recipe she used to make and I've never seen it in the States, so I thought I would share. It's a combination of a cake and a pie, with the butterscotch sauce as a layer between both. Enjoy!
In saucepan melt:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2T corn syrup
Cook until boiling. Add 3T water. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring consistently. Let cool
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes on foil-lined pan in case butterscotch drips over during baking.
Pour cake batter into uncooked pie shell. Pour butterscotch sauce on top of cake batter. (Butterscotch sauce will end up at the bottom after cooking.)