Prep 20 mins
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I was born and bred in Cumberland (or Cumbria as it is now called, which you will perhaps know as the English Lake District). Rum Butter is a traditional Cumbrian dish which is served at Christmas time or any festive occasion especially babies Baptisms. When the rum butter dish was empty, silver coins were placed in it as a gift for the baby. This is my Mothers recipe which was handed down from her Mother....
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 8 ounces brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons dark rum
- 1 pinch mixed spice, cinnamon and nutmeg
- Cream butter and sugar until really soft.
- Add all the spices (don't overdo it!).
- Beat in the rum gradually, then place in glass dish and refrigerate.
- Serve on toast, with Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies or Jacobs Cream Crackers.
I'm excited to try this-I made several "flavored" butters as Christmas gifts last year-and this may just be my latest gift giving idea-Thank you for sharing!!!