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Master Rudstone's Posset

Drinks - Mixed
Historic

Sack, ale and sugar, boiled with egg yolk & extra whites. Milk or cream added. Known from WM 1658 and others.

The 'Master' might be Thomas Rudston, a popular astrologer, whose almanacks were published throughout the early 17th Century, containing prognostications and general information.


Original Receipt in WM 1658;

Master Rudstones Posset.
Take a Pint of Sack, a quarter of a pint of Ale three quarters of a pound of Sugar, boyle all these well together, take two yolks of Eggs and sixteen whites very well beaten, put this to your boyling Sack & slice it very well together till it be thick on the coales; then take the three pints of Milk or Cream being boyled to a quart, it must stand and cool till the Eggs thicken, put it to your Sack and Eggs, and stir them well together, then cover it with a Plate and so serve it.




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