Traditional English Cumberland Rum Butter
10 mins (prep 10)
4 ingredients
6-8 servings
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.

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Serving Size (41.13 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 271.03 Calories from Fat 275.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.66g 283.01%
Saturated Fat 19.42g 582.51%
Trans Fat 1.24g %
Cholesterol 81.27mg 162.54%
Sodium 4.16mg 1.04%
Total Carbohydrate 0.02g 0.05%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.32g 3.86%
Vitamin A 944.62IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 9.07mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dark brown sugar, soft, dark rum


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