Egg Toddy


Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

The word gogol’-mogol’ sounds as funny in Russian as it does in English. It’s a whimsical name thought up to entice children to drink this nourishing, egg-rich custard as fortification against colds and other ailments, but many children need no enticement at all. This recipe has been handed down through my mother’s family under the name of “guggle-muggle,” an even stranger appellation.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • Nutmeg


Beat the egg yolks until light. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy. Slowly stir in the hot milk and the rum. Continue beating for 5 minutes more, then pour into glasses and serve. If desired, grate a little fresh nutmeg on the top.