The Perfect Pancake Addition

welsh witch spiced rum butter


Today we’re bringing you a gorgeous traditional Welsh recipe of the classic Bara Brith; similar to a traditional tea loaf. This iconic Welsh cake has got a luxurious upgrade with a recipe for a Welsh Witch Spiced Rum butter sauce to drizzle over a Bara Brith, a sticky toffee pudding, or …..your pancakes!

This easy but warming recipe is a perfect addition to your pancake day feast festive to-do list. This Spiced Rum Butter only has five ingredients too, so it’s deliciously easy while being a complete dessert gamechanger.

First off, you’ll need a bottle of our warming Welsh Witch Spiced Rum, which you can purchase right here on The notes of vanilla, cinnamon and a whisper of whiskey make this rum butter a luxurious addition to any traditional pudding or cake. It’s gorgeously simple to make and will create a feast for the eyes and the taste buds; a sure winner at any autumnal dinner party you might have planned.

What you’ll need for the delicious Welsh Witch Spiced Rum Butter:

  • 5 tablespoons of our Welsh Witch Spiced Rum
  • 1/3 cup double cream (you can substitute for a vegan alternative if you wish)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (granulated or demerara works if you don’t have soft brown sugar)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (you can substitute a vegan alternative here too)
  • A dash of vanilla extract

These ingredients make approximately 6-8 servings worth, a perfect amount for sharing with friends and family in those cosy evenings.

The Method

What you’re going to need to do is slowly melt your unsalted butter in a pan over a low heat. Once this is melted, you can add in the brown sugar. Whisk this gently and make sure not to let it burn, a low heat should do the trick as the sugar begins to mix with the butter. Depending on which type of sugar you use, this may take a little while – but we promise the wait will be worth it. Once they have combined nicely, you’ll want to add in your double cream and whisk to incorporate. It should look a lovely golden caramel colour; now, we’re almost at the good part. Drop in a dash of vanilla extract, depending on your personal preference. Then, add in 4 tablespoons of our Welsh Witch Spiced Rum and whisk once more. The mixture should look like silky golden caramel. If you’re a fan of salted caramel, feel free to add in a pinch of salt here too, but it’s not essential.

Now the hardest part is trying not to eat it straight out of the saucepan! You can drizzle it over your dessert while it’s still warm for that sticky toffee sauce feeling, or you can transfer it to a container to allow it to cool. If you let it cool and refrigerate the sauce, it will become more of a spreadable butter consistency, rather than a pourable sauce. If you want to make it in advance, you can warm it up again in the microwave for a minute or so, stirring frequently, or by remelting it in a saucepan.


welsh witch spiced rum butter

Soul-soothing Welsh Witch Spiced Rum

We drizzled it over a freshly made Welsh bara brith for some ultimate autumnal indulgence; if you’d like to try this at home, you can find the bara brith recipe we used here. If you feel like going all out, frying each slice of the Bara brith in a little butter before pouring over the sauce will amp up the luxury factor for all the sugar, spice and all things nice.

This is a perfect soul-soothing comfort meal that is exactly what the colder months are all about. Bringing in that warmth and cosiness, you can enjoy a special celebration with friends and family or simply having a relaxing night in; that is the beauty of these chilly introspective evenings.

Our Welsh Witch Spiced Rum is part of our award-winning collection of hand-crafted spirits made with love and dedicated expertise at our Wild Moon Distillery in North Wales. You can learn more about the story behind the Welsh Witch herself in our The Story of Welsh Witch blog post, or you can Shop Our Collection of Premium Welsh Spirits.

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With love,

The Wild Moon Distillery