Doctors and what-have-you do tell us not to eat too much before bedtime, and experience has taught me to avoid coffee and (too much) chocolate at night, but now I’m adding something else to the list … rum raisins & prunes over ice cream!
I made and bottled this 2 or 3weeks ago, after seeing the recipe in a magazine. We’ve had it a couple of times now, and each time I’ve been wide awake until, well, after 4 a.m. the other night. Thank goodness for a good book.
It’s easy to make. Put 2 cups dark rum, a cup of sugar, & a cinnamon stick in a saucepan, simmer & stir till the sugar’s dissolved. Add a cup of prunes and a cup & a half of raisins to the liquid, bring back to a simmer. Then bottle, seal & refrigerate for a week before using.
It is yummy, and a damn sight better than the rum & raisin ice cream you buy in shops.
But now I think of it … we had this over chocolate ice cream. Maybe it’s not the sauce that has insomniac potential, after all.
Better experiment over vanilla ice cream … just to be sure!