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Small glass mug of billingtons sesame sauce with a spoon in it
10Bake Time

Billington’s Sesame Butterscotch Sauce or Spread

Celebrity recipe

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  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

John Whaite's delicious sesame butterscotch sauce is such a tasty treat and as luck would have it, it works two ways. Fresh from the pan, still hot and runny, this makes a glorious sauce for ice cream. But when allowed to cool this becomes thickly spreadable, studded with the tender, flavourful seeds.

10Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    In a dry frying pan heat the sesame seeds over a high heat. Toss the pan until the seeds start to sizzle, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  2. Step 2:

    In a medium saucepan put the sugar, cream, butter and rum, and set over a low heat until everything melts together. Add the sesame seeds to the pan and increase the heat to high, bringing the contents of the pan to a boil. Boil for just a minutes, then remove from the heat and serve over ice cream, or allow to cool and thicken into a glorious spread.


  • For the Sauce

    • 100g Sesame seeds (white)
    • 50g Sesame seeds (black)
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
    • 100ml Double cream
    • 40g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 tsp Rum


  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan

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