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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Posset of Sack, Claret, or White-wine, the best manner.

Take twenty yolks ofEggs, with a little Cream, strain them, and set them by; then have a clean-scoured Skillet, and put into it a pottle of sweet Cream, and a good quantity of whole Cinamon; set it a-boiling on a soft Charcole-fire, and stir it continually; the Cream having a good taste of the Cinamon, put in the strained Eggs and Cream into your Skillet, stir them together, and give them a walm, then have in readiness some Sack or other Wine in a deep Bason, or Posset-cup, good store of fine Sugar, and some sliced Nutmet; the Sack and Sugar, being warm, take out the Cinamon, and pour your Eggs and Cream very high into the Bason, that it may spatter in it; then strew on Loaf-sugar.