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A traditional gently spiced rum butter, delicious!
Traditionally when a new baby was born in Cumberland visitors would be given oatcakes with rum butter. In return the visitors would leave a silver coin. On the day of the baby's christening all the silver coins would be put in the empty butter bowl. A sticky bowl full of coins meant the child would never be wanting. Rum butter is still good with oatcakes but also with scones, teabread, Christmas pudding and mince pies! It is lightly spiced which makes it a great festive present.

Posted by Helen W. from Carlisle, England, United Kingdom • Published See Helen W.'s 50 projects »
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  • How to make butter. Traditional Cumbrian Rum Butter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place the butter in a warmed bowl an cream it with a wooden spoon.

  • How to make butter. Traditional Cumbrian Rum Butter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add in the sugar and rum and mix it all together.

  • Step 3

    Add nutmeg or mixed spice to taste and mix again.

  • How to make butter. Traditional Cumbrian Rum Butter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Spread it on stuff and eat it!

    Put it in pretty jars and give as a gift or just eat it all yourself!

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