[Sca-cooks] New here Hello All!!
selene at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 6 21:29:52 PST 2007
My simplest eggnog recipe consists of one egg, one cup of milk and a
tablespoon of sugar, mixed well. It gets more complex from there, of
We want to keep you Recovering from Alcoholism but a lot of the
historical recipes call for alcohol of some kind, so it gets a bit dicey
to try to make substitutions. The "non alcoholic wine" and flavor
essences just make things worse in my opinion so I don't really
recommend them as substitutions.
Instead: Be lavish with the other flavoring agents! Nutmeg, cloves,
extra egg yolks or cream for richness. Glycerine-based flavors if you
can get them, try a health food store for vanilla, almond and other
flavors. Or maybe those syrups intended for Italian Coffee or Soda
drinks, such as are made by Torani and Da Vinci.
Meanwhile, back at historical recipes... probably your best bet is to go
looking through Stephen's Florilegium, a stupendous compendium of past
answers to similar questions on the net for nigh onto two decades. Nice
name huh? www.florilegium.net
And the file with the specifics on the egg nog family of potables is
I might also suggest a switch from egg nog to spiced cider, which may be
made with fresh apple juice instead of fermented, without sacrificing
"historicity". As thou wilt.
Yours in Service,
Altavia, Caid [NW Los Angeles, Calif.], SCA
AllRober3 at aol.com wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am so pleased to be a part of a cooking guild here. I just joined a
> Renaissance Group, and in the group I joined a Invocation Guild, which I chose
> Cooking and Kitchen Arts. I would like to do a presentation at each of our
> gatherings, which are bi monthly, and for the December Gathering I had found a
> recipe for Eggnog on a website that called for:
> 4 Egg Yokes
> Sweetish Wine
> I would like to make this because it is from the time period that the group
> I am in, is at 1579, but I am a recovering alcoholic, and really don't want to
> use alcohol. Is there any other recipes for eggnog that any of you know of
> from that time without alcohol, If not then I figure I will make it, and just
> buy myself the eggnog at the store.
> Thanks For Your Time,
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