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Catholic Recipe: Lambs’ Wool (2)


  • 3 pints ale
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 8 Tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Apples, sliced and roasted in oven
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 21+
  • Origin: England

This Lambs' Wool is a hot alcoholic drink made from ale which dates from times before the invention of distilled liquors.


Heat ale to the bubbling point. Add the sugar and spices. Continue to cook until the ale boils. Remove from the fire, and add beaten eggs. Pour over roasted apple slices into your punch bowl.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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