Traditional Eggnog

12 eggs, separated- use eggs from chickens you know personally if possible 3/4 c honey 1 pt whiskey ¼ pt rum 1 pt thin cream 1 pt heavy cream, whipped nutmeg, grated Method:Beat yolks until light. Gradually add honey (warm in ban marie if it is too solid). Continue to beat until thick and lemon colored. Add whiskey, rum and…

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Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum

1 c brown sugar 1 c boiling water 3 qt cider 1 qt Jamaican rum ¼ lb melted butter cinnamon Method:Dissolve brown sugar in boiling water. Add cider and bring to a boil. Add rum, stir thoroughly. Add butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve hot.

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Wine Torte

(Viner Terta) is a very interesting traditional Icelandic Cake, this is a favorite recipe from Tastefully Yours, the Cook’s Book by Grace W. Taubman (1969).

Makes 2 cakes of 5 layers each

Torte Layers:

  • 1 c butter
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c sour cream
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 6 c flour
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t ground cardamom

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