Difference between revisions of "Posset"

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A '''Posset''' is a hot drink made from wine or ale mixed with boiling hot milk and seasoned with sugar and spices (such as nutmeg or cinnamon). When the wine or ale is added to the hot milk, this will cause it to curdle. It sometimes also includes eggs.
* Milk
 
* Sugar
 
* Spices
 
Heated, then stir in whipped egg before serving
 
  
A Posset is a milk based hot drink which sometimes also includes eggs. It is often made by heating up ale or wine, along with some milk, sugar, spices, and then stirring in whipped eggs right before serving.
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==Base Recipe==
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Note: this needs some better research to try to arrive at both an authentic recipe as well as one that is reasonably easy to make. For the recipe below, I focused on simplicity.
  
If you were to heat up a “Milk Punch” or “Egg Nog”, they would then be a form of Posset.
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'''Posset'''
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* 4 ounces Milk and/or Cream
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* 2 teaspoons sugar
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* grated Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg
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* 2 ounces sweet wine and/or ale
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Heat the milk, along with the sugar and spices to almost boiling, then add in the wine. Serve in mugs garnished with additional cinnamon and nutmeg.
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==External Links==
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* [https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1014045-the-posset The Posset] (NYTimes Cooking)
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* [https://www.liquor.com/recipes/posset/ Posset] (Liquor.com)
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* [http://www.historicfood.com/Posset%20Recipes.htm Posset] (Historical Recipes)

Latest revision as of 16:04, 23 January 2020

A Posset is a hot drink made from wine or ale mixed with boiling hot milk and seasoned with sugar and spices (such as nutmeg or cinnamon). When the wine or ale is added to the hot milk, this will cause it to curdle. It sometimes also includes eggs.

Base Recipe

Note: this needs some better research to try to arrive at both an authentic recipe as well as one that is reasonably easy to make. For the recipe below, I focused on simplicity.

Posset

  • 4 ounces Milk and/or Cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • grated Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg
  • 2 ounces sweet wine and/or ale

Heat the milk, along with the sugar and spices to almost boiling, then add in the wine. Serve in mugs garnished with additional cinnamon and nutmeg.

External Links