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Saturday, October 11, 2003

Warm Beer
Here's the original recipe:

Take three pintes of Beere, put five yolkes of Egges to it, straine them together, and set it in a pewter pot to the fyre, and put to it halfe a pound of Sugar, one penniworth of Nutmegs beaten, one penniworth of Cloves beaten, and a halfepenniworth of Ginger beaten, and when it is all in, take another pewter pot and brewe them together, and set it to the fire againe, and when it is readie to boyle, take it from the fire, and put a dish of sweet butter into it, and brewe them together out of one pot into an other

And here's the author's attempt at a modern equivalent:

3 pints beer
3 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon each nutmeg and cloves
pinch of ginger
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Pour the beer into a saucepan. Add all the ingredients except the butter and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and drop in the butter. Allow the butter to melt and serve immediately. Good for parties or on cold, wintery evenings.
Mmm... warm beer.

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