1827 Oxford night caps, a collection of receipts for making various beverages used in the university


WHITE WINE WHEY, OR MILK POSSET. Put one pint of milk into a saucepan, and when it boils pour into it one gill of white -wine; boil it till the curd becomes hard, then strain it through a fine sieve; rub a few knobs of loaf sugar on the rind of a lemon, put them into the Whey ; grate a small quantity of nutmeg into it; sweeten it to your taste, and it is fit for use. PEPPER POSSET. The more to promote perspiration, whole pepper is sometimes boiled in the Whey, but all-spice is far preferable. A Pepper Posset was known to the learned and ingenious John Dryden, as will appear by the following lines written by him;

A sparing diet did her health assure ; Or sick, a pepper posset was her cure. c3

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