2 eggs, beaten very light with the sugar.

1 table-spoonful white sugar.

2 full glasses white wine. 1/2 cup boiling water.

A little nutmeg.

Heat the water, add the wine; cover closely and bring almost to a boil. Pour this carefully over the beaten egg and sugar; set in a vessel of boiling water and stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Pour into a silver goblet, grate the nutmeg on the top, and let the invalid drink it as hot as it can be swallowed without suffering."

But also there is the complete text of this 1811 book.

There's a modern recipe here.

And there's a whole article on Wikipedia.

My Christmas Newsletter is available here.


Jo :)