May you never wonder again why children slept so well in Victorian times!
I was looking for Mulled Cider and WIne Recipes and came across this lovely recipe....
Hot Milk Posset - to help kids sleep
In Victorian England, children were allowed small glasses of wine at the dinner table. Alcohol was a traditional sleep aid for all ages back then. This posset was a classic drink that nannies gave to tykes that were having trouble falling asleep. Apparently it worked very well!
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 pint milk
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup brandy
Heat in a saucepan the milk, lemon peel, sugar, and almond extract. When it begins to scald, remove from heat. Beat egg white and add in. Now add rum and brandy. Serve hot.
I am intrigued and repulsed all at the same time. Do you think the recipe is for one serving or several?