Cumberland Rum Butter

Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

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....

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until really soft.
  2. Add all the spices (don't overdo it!).
  3. Beat in the rum gradually, then place in glass dish and refrigerate.
  4. Serve on toast, with Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies or Jacobs Cream Crackers.

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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!!!

mamacancook July 19, 2007

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