I’ve never used rum in any pastry before. It’s not because we don’t like alcoholic beverages in the house or anything like that. I admit that I don’t drink, but we do use wine in cooking often enough. All this time, I’ve either been too lazy to go out of my way just to buy rum, or I forget about it whenever I am in the Supermarket. I’ve got a bunch of lame excuses, I know. But in my defense, I had no idea what I was missing out on. Apparently rum is a magical ingredient in baking.