hard sauce
noun Date: 1872 a creamed mixture of butter and powdered sugar often with added cream and flavoring (as vanilla or rum)

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  • Hard sauce — is a cold dessert sauce made by creaming or beating butter and sugar with rum, brandy, whiskey, vanilla or other flavoring. It is typically served with plum pudding, bread pudding, Indian pudding, hasty pudding, and other heavy puddings as well… …   Wikipedia

  • hard sauce — hard′ sauce n. coo a flavored dessert topping of creamed butter and confectioners sugar • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • hard sauce — ☆ hard sauce n. a sweet, creamy mixture of butter, powdered sugar, and a flavoring such as vanilla extract, rum, or brandy, served as with plum pudding or cake …   English World dictionary

  • hard sauce — noun butter and sugar creamed together with brandy or other flavoring and served with rich puddings • Hypernyms: ↑sauce * * * noun : a creamed mixture of butter and powdered sugar often with added cream and flavoring * * * a mixture of butter and …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard sauce — noun a sauce of butter and sugar, typically with brandy, rum, or vanilla added …   English new terms dictionary

  • hard sauce — /had ˈsɔs/ (say hahd saws) noun a sauce made by creaming butter and brown sugar, flavoured with brandy or rum, served with Christmas and other rich puddings …   Australian English dictionary

  • hard sauce — a mixture of butter and confectioners sugar, often with flavoring and cream. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • sauce — sauceless, adj. /saws/, n., v., sauced, saucing. n. 1. any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food. 2. stewed fruit, often puréed and served as an accompaniment to meat, dessert, or other food …   Universalium

  • hard — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) firm and solid; unyielding to pressure; not easily cut. 2 a difficult to understand or explain (a hard problem). b difficult to accomplish (a hard decision). c (foll. by to + infin.) not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sauce — For other uses, see Sauce (disambiguation). In cooking, a sauce is liquid, creaming or semi solid food served on or used in preparing other foods. Sauces are not normally consumed by themselves; they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to… …   Wikipedia

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