Brown has once again created a challenge. Well, it’s more than just brown, it is shapeless and almost without visual texture. What is it about comfort food that is so hard to photograph? Colors and props help with the process. This time I decided to go with a muted tone in an effort to make the subject stand out. My hope was to make the light brown color of homemade butterscotch pudding contrast against the other colors and textures.
Mood played a part in the photo setup too. I seem to have fall on my mind even though it is weeks away. It probably has to do with advanced scheduling for blogging and thinking about my trip to Germany this October. I’ve done a lot of photos with bright, summery, and white backgrounds lately. It seem appropriate to bring in blacks and browns.
Why did I make butterscotch pudding in the first place? It was for my husband’s birthday. He really enjoys pudding and knew it would be another treat to put a smile on his face. It sure did. The pudding disappeared so quickly I even made a second batch. Plus the first batch was a little thin so I wanted to do another one to have a thicker consistency.
How does it taste? It has a light butterscotch flavor that is almost caramel in a way. It is quite different from the flavor of store-bought butterscotch sweets or candies. The pudding is rich, silky, and comforting. I foresee trifles and parfaits made with it over the holidays. My head is filling with many possibilities. For now it is simply devoured with a spoon. Oh, and check out Peanut Butter Ice Cream that is another one of my husband’s favorites also enjoyed with a spoon.