Recipe for Wassail with Eggs

The Cook and Housewife's Manual: Containing the Most Approved Modern ... By Christian Isobel Johnstone:

"a down as for Trifle a nice fresh cake or use macca roons or other small biscuit into a china punch bowl or deep glass dish Over this pour some sweet rich wine as Malmsey Madeira if wanted very rich but "raisin wine will do Sweeten this and pour a well seasoned rich custard over it Strew nutmeg and grated sugar over it and stick it over with sliced blanched almonds Obs This is in fact just a rich eating posset A very good wassail bowl may be made of mild ale well spiced and sweetened and a plain rice custard with few eggs "