To make a Sack posset
PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Cooks Guide: Or, Rare Receipts for Cookery, 1654 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: A custard of cream & wine
To make a Sack posset.
Take a quart of thick cream, boyle it with whole spice, then take sixteen eggs, yolks and whites beaten very well, then heat about three quarters of a pint of sack, and mingle well with your eggs, then stir them into your cream, and sweeten it, then cover it up close for half an hour or more over a seething pot of water or over very slow embers, in a bason, and it will become like a cheese.
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