As the holidays approach, parents across the land grind their teeth over the anxious question of how to keep their little, school-liberated darlings amused without bankrupting ourselves. While most people will be still be working (yeah, me too) you may still find the odd day or two when you're not on a family holiday and yet another trip to the park has been rained off. In those moments, the kitchen beckons, and so do the delicious treats I'll outline over the next few posts.
Oh yes, that is a bottle of lovely dark rum. I'd happily have a little tipple of this stuff at any time of year, if I'm honest, but at Christmas, I welcome it to the table like a family member. Why not whiskey or brandy? Well, firstly it's because I'm of Jamaican heritage, and rum is always going to be number one for us. But mostly, it's because the smell I will always associate with the festive season is the rum raisin filling for Caribbean Christmas cake, the only kind of c