Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spiced Rum Butter

Surprise Mom on Mother's Day when you serve this delightful grown-up butter with her breakfast in bed or at the dinner table. Spiced rum butter is tasty on toast, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, croissants, dinner rolls, baked sweet potatoes, steamed carrots, and more. It's best if you make it ahead of time (a few hours or overnight) to allow the flavors to develop.

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of grated nutmeg
pinch of cloves
pinch ground ginger
3/4 tsp grated orange or lemon peel
3 Tbs rum, preferably dark

Cream together the butter and brown sugar until fully combined, then beat in the spices and citrus peel. Slowly beat in the rum. When all ingredients are fully incorporated, press the seasoned butter into one or more ramekins or other small cups or bowls. Store in the refrigerator to allow the butter to set and the flavors to meld, then remove from the fridge a few minutes before serving so that it's more spreadable.

Zestfully yours,
Carolina Sauce Company

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