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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Meg Dods’s Recipe


  • ale
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • whisky
  • nutmeg


Grate a nutmeg into two quarts of mild ale, and bring it to the point of boiling. Mix a little cold ale with sugar necessary to sweeten this, and three eggs well beaten. Gradually mix the hot ale with the eggs, taking care that they do not curdle. Put in a half-pint of whisky, and bring it once more nearly to boil and then briskly pour it from one vessel into another ti