Match of the week | Bread pudding with Mount Gay XO Rum

Match of the week

Bread pudding with Mount Gay XO Rum

As I remarked last week it’s been rum with practically everything since we’ve been in Barbados - or if not rum, Banks beer - so I nearly went for a rare wine pairing - Provencal rosé with tuna poke - as my match of the week.

Rosé seems to be the most popular wine on the island by a long chalk - understandable given the climate. We also had it at the Nikki Beach with sushi which worked equally well.

But it’s still cold back home in the UK so I thought you’d benefit more from a rum pairing you might not have thought of: XO rum and bread pudding.

The dessert, which was served at one of Speightstown’s newer restaurants Hugo’s was a particularly good version of this classic Bajan dish - a wonderfully rich but light bread pudding with Mount Gay rum and condensed milk sauce (as good as it sounds) and rum and raisin ice-cream - intense enough to take a serious spirit in its stride.

Although I’m a fan of Mount Gay which is made in Barbados - we’ve been using it all the time in our rum punches - I hadn’t tried the Extra Old bottling before and it’s really impressive. You can buy it for £33 at the time of writing on Amazon.

See also The best pairings for rum and rum-based cocktails

I ate at Hugo’s as a guest of the restaurant

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Nick Brett on January 30 2019 at 12:12

Love Mount Gay. Did the distillery tour a few years ago, most of the tour was made up of a fire crew, their engine was in the car park. On arrival we thought there was a fire, but no, they were just doing the tour. And they were full on enjoying the tasting at the end when their radios went off and they rushed out to deal with an incident. Wasn’t one of them that hadn’t had at least four generous shots of rum!

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