Cookbook:Eierpunsch (German Egg Punch)

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Eierpunsch (German Egg Punch)
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Eierpunsch (literally "egg punch") is the German name given to a lukewarm, sweetened alcoholic egg-based drink.

A typical recipe of Eierpunsch with white wine to serve 3-4 persons would be:

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 1 bottle of white wine (750 ml)
  • 4 eggs (or 8 egg yolks)
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • one packet of vanilla sugar (equivalent of 2 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 250 ml. of strong tea
  • lemon or lemon juice

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Prepare the 250 ml. of tea and allow to cool.
  2. Whisk the 5 tablespoons of sugar into the eggs (or egg yolks) and add a little cold white wine and then beat vigorously.
  3. Add the vanilla sugar to the mixture and pour in the remaining white wine, cinnamon, the cloves, lemon juice and the cooled tea. It is also optional to add 50ml of dark rum to the mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a pan and gently heat. Do not let the mixture heat too quickly or it will curdle. Before the mixture comes to the boil remove from the heat, the mixture should be foaming on top.
  5. Remove the four cloves. Serve hot and foamy in a mug with optionally whipped cream on top and a ginger biscuit.

Notes and Variations[edit | edit source]

  • This recipe can also be made with red wine, however do not add 250 ml strong tea to the mixture, this will also affect the number of servings.