One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rich, sweet, rum-flavoured sauce of butter and sugar, served especially with mince pies or Christmas pudding.
- ‘He also talked to butter-maker Sue Forrester and her husband Tom and tasted some of her Cumberland rum butter, which is traditionally served at christenings.’
- ‘You can make your spiced rum butter in advance and keep it in the fridge.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The exact origins of rum butter are shrouded in mystery.’
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