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…


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.


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