Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Wassail Time

If you're not familiar with Wassail, it refers to ancient southern English tradition, of people wassailing or hopes that the apple trees would yield a good crop of apples for cider.

It's also a hot mulled punch often associated with yuletide season and is traditionally made with mulled cider, Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg along with wine, port or other spirits. When made, it's great to have it sit on the stove with a low flame, it creates a wonderful aroma that makes the whole house smell wonderful and it's also great to pour into a mug for your guest at Christmas.

God bless and Cheers,

John Apodaca


12 Eggs
4 Bottles of Sherry or Madeira
2 pounds of Sugar
1 tsp powdered Nutmeg
2 tsp of Ginger
6 Whole Coves
1/2 tsp of Mace
6 whole Allspice
1 tsp Cinnamon

Mix the the dry ingredients in 1/2 pint of water.  Add the wine and let the mixture simmer over a very low flame.  Beat the egg yolks and whites separately and add these to the hot brew.  Before serving, add several baked apples and lace the mixture well with brandy.  Makes approximately 25 - 30 cups.

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