Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hot Buttered Rum...on a Stick!

 
Baby, it's cold outside! Let's warm up with a cup of hot buttered rum...on a stick!
Just simply add hot water and dark rum.
{Extra additions: a warm fire, cuddling and snuggling}
 
Hot Buttered Rum on a Stick
 
 
You'll Need:
 
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
 ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
 ¼ teaspoon ground clove 
pinch of kosher salt
 

Let's Play!

 
Line a mini muffin pan with mini cupcake papers, ready your wooden sticks and set aside. 
 
Combine all the ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan.
 

Bring the syrup to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with a clean wooden spoon. Boil for about 3 minutes or until the syrup registers 238°f - 240°F on a candy thermometer.
 

Remove the pan from heat immediately and keep stirring. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to cool and looks creamy, cloudy, and start to thicken, about 2 minutes.
 
Drop the mixture by the spoonful into the prepared mini cupcake papers. Work quickly, as the syrup starts to set as it cools. As quickly as possible insert a wooden stick into each mini cupcake cup.
Cool until hardened – about 15 minutes. (Makes 20 sticks)

 
When it is time to indulge combine one stick with 4 ounces of boiling water.
Stir until melted. Add dark rum and enjoy!