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To Make A Caudle To Comfort The Stomacke

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make a Caudle to comfort the stomacke, good for an old man. Take a pinte of good Muscadine, and as much of good stale ale, mingle them together, then take the yolkes of twelue or thirteene Egges newe laide, beat well the Egges firste by themselues, with the wine and ale, and so boyle it together, and put thereto a quarterne of Suger, and a fewe whole Mace, and so stirre it well, til it seeth a good while, and when it is well sod, put therin a few slices of bread if you will, and so let it soke a while, and it will be right good and wholesome.


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