Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a traditional cider drink that was made and enjoyed on Twelfth Night (January 16-17) in Elizabethan England. It is said that it gets its name from the whiteness of the roasted apples as they fluff out of their skins while they cook. I haven't made it yet, but I cant let go of the recipe every time I go to clean out my recipe box.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C: 350°F: Gas 4.
  2. Core the apples and bake in 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes until very soft.
  3. Squeeze all of the pulp from the apples and discard the skins then fluff the puree with a fork.
  4. Heat the ale and cider with the cinnamon stick and cloves.
  5. Add the apple puree and sugar to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was ok. I'm not a beer drinker and this was totally drinkable despite the fact that I don't really like beer. The DH is a beer drinker and prefers beer to this drink. We used a brown ale that my DH brewed. This was a very interesting recipe and I enjoyed trying something new and different. I made this for comfort cafe.

Queen Dana January 16, 2010

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