1/3 Photos of Traditional English Cumberland Rum Butter
French Tart's Note:
A lightly spiced butter, laced with dark rum - this traditional old recipe originates from the county of Cumberland in the Lake District of Northern England. In Cumberland, rum butter served with oatcakes or buttermilk scones were given to friends who called at the house to see a new baby. In turn they would leave a silver coin, and on the day of the christening, when the butter bowl was empty, the coins were placed in it. A sticky bowl, with plenty of coins sticking to it, meant that the child would never be wanting. The saying goes...... “Butter symbolizes the richness of life, sugar the sweetness of life and rum, the spirit of life.” Cumberland rum butter is traditionally served with Christmas pudding and mince pies; it also makes a wonderful gift for any new parents or to give throughout the festive season.
My Private Note
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- 1Put the butter in a warmed bowl and cream it, either with a wooden spoon or an electric beater or handheld mixer.
- 2Tip in the sugar and rum and mix everything together.
- 3Grate in nutmeg to taste, (or mixed spice) and mix again.
- 4Place in a bowl, an earthenware bowl is traditional, then chill until required.
- 5Serve with mince pies, Christmas pudding, sweet tarts and pies, sweet biscuits, oatcakes, scones, crumpets, muffins or on toast.
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Nutritional Facts for Traditional English Cumberland Rum Butter
Serving Size: 1 (63 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 421.5
- Calories from Fat 275
- Total Fat 30.6 g
- Saturated Fat 19.4 g
- Cholesterol 81.2 mg
- Sodium 12.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 27.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 27.5 g
- Protein 0.3 g