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Cornish rum Nickys

Cornish rum Nickys

Perfect for handing around with a bit of mulled wine, or maybe after a spot of carol singing, these Cornish rum Nickys will certainly warm you up

  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 35 mins
  • Serves: 10

What you need:

  • 375g pack ready prepared sweet dessert pastry
  • 200g dates, chopped
  • 100g preserved ginger in syrup, chopped
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp dark rum

To serve:

  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Rodda’s Clotted Cream

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Roll out two thirds of the pastry and cut into ten 8cm rounds, press into 10 holes of a muffin tin. Add the chopped dates and ginger.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, whisk in the rum and spoon this mixture over the dates and ginger.
  4. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into 10 x 6cm rounds, place on top and seal the edges. Make a slit in the centre and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the heat down to 180oC, gas mark 4 and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until golden.
  5. Cool slightly before removing from the tin, dust with icing sugar and serve warm with Rodda's clotted cream.

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Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream

Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream Cornish Clotted Cream is one of the few British foods to have been awarded the accolade of a PDO. This Protected Designation of Origin recognises and protects the uniqueness and distinctiveness of our cream. More important still is the expertise of the Rodda family who, for over a century, have been distilling the best of Cornwall into a single mouth-watering treat: Cornish Clotted Cream.

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