Victorian Eggnog

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Recipe by Chabear01

Posting this for ZWT II - England. Recipe from "Bon Appetit Tastes of the World". The Englis used to call this version of the classic Christmas drink sack posset. "Sack" referred to wines imported from Spain. "Posset" from the Middle English - a hot drink made of sweetened, special milk and ale or wine.

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  1. Bring cream and half and half to simmer in large saucepan. Whisk yolks and sugar in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk hot cream mixture into yolk mixture. Return mixture to same saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until mixture thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 4 minutes (do not boil). Strain into bowl. Stir in nutmeg. Cool slightly. (Can be made 1 day ahead, Cover and chill. If desired, rewarm over low heat stirring occasionally, before continuing).
  2. Divide warm or cold mixture amount 6 cups or glasses. Stir 1 tablespoon sherry into each. Sprinkle additional nutmeg over each and serve.

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