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hard sauce

noun
1.
a mixture of butter and confectioners' sugar, often with flavoring and cream.
Origin of hard sauce
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Sprinkle sugar thickly over the top and serve in the pudding pan, with hard sauce in another dish.

    The Apple Various
  • A teaspoonful of this hard sauce is served on each portion of the pudding.

    Cookery for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • This is an extremely nice, wholesome pudding, which can be served with either cream or hard sauce.

    Health on the Farm H. F. Harris
  • Bake twenty minutes, serve with hard sauce or whipped cream.

  • "Please forgive me about the apple dumplings and the hard sauce," a merry, very lovely voice pleaded.

    The Heart's Kingdom Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Christmas pudding is especially good when served with hard sauce, although other sauce may be used with it.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • This is perfection, whether eaten hot or cold, serving it alone, with cream or with a hard sauce as preferred.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery Emma Paddock Telford
  • Remove from the oven, cut into squares, and serve with cream or hard sauce.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • I done knocked up a blackberry roll, too, with hard sauce that is as soft and fluffy as a cloud in Spring.

  • Steam for half an hour, and serve with hard sauce flavored with lemon or crushed and sweetened strawberries.

British Dictionary definitions for hard sauce

hard sauce

noun
1.
another name for brandy butter
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