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29.12.08

Wassail...


Wassail

Bringing wassail bowl to the elfs...
To drink today......on a merry New years Eve....Have fun everyone..

6 cups ale pinch of cloves
1 cup sugar pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon 6 eggs, beaten
pinch of ginger 4 roasted apples

Pour ale in a saucepan and heat. Add sugar and spices
and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Gradually add a
small amount of the hot mixture to the beaten eggs, as
for custard. Return to saucepan and cook, stirring
constantly, until slightly thickened. Place apples in a
heat-proof punch bowl, and pour the hot mixture over
As they drank they said the old Saxon phrase, 'wass hael', meaning 'to your health.' Hence this came to be recognized as the wassail or wassel bowl.

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe - I didn't realise eggs were involved in the Wassail bowl ... 'wass hael' to you - Happy New Year:)

GrandmaK said...

I really enjoyed this post!
blessing to you and yours this Holy New Year!! Cathy

Fern said...

Very interesting, like Rosie I am suprised to learn that eggs are in the receipe.
A very Happy New Year to you Duchess.

Heidi said...

We drink Mulled Cider which is the American version of Wassail. It is very tasty when the weather is crisp like today. I hope you are enjoying your New Year's eve.

Hugs ~
Heidi