This is how good Slog posts go bad. I'm bringing that/making that/watching you vomit in the office on Friday. Bring your powdered wig.
It's similar to the modern French dessert sabayon and the Italian zabaglione, which is typically made with marsala in a round-bottomed copper double boiler. It's pretty tasty, but very rich. Make sure to use good wine.
I have had a syllabub (weird college thing with the History majors, long story) They are not bad and there are a couple of good recipes on line. USE a good wine though or you will not get a good flavor.
Yeah, it sounds like zabaglione. Never had it, but zabaglione is pretty tasty. It's better with a fortified wine like port or vermouth, though.
Yeah, sounds like it could be yummy. I'd try it.
Blancmange could beat syllabub in tennis any day of the week:
(I didn't realized this sketch was so long - about 25 minutes in all. The first time I watched it years back I was smoking hash and it seemed shorter and funnier, and I remember the blancmange seeming more real.)
This post conjured images of Barry Lydon. I really want to try this stuff.
Ben Franklin was awfully fond of milk punch. (related to egg nog) Typically a recipe would have tons of rum. (Thank you slave trade!) George Washington apparently had a recipe for egg nog that he liked to make for guests and it had whisky, rum and sherry. The Forefathers were party animals.
I'm in D.C. right now. Could I bring you something to make the syllabub more - authentic?
Say, the spittle of some Congressperson, or Congressional Supoeneee or something?
You throw it, I'll come in costume, Josh, and we'll talk about the Rights of Man. Next movie is the glam rock John Keats, all about oppression c.1817 with rock music, you will be there.
I would mock you except I cannot top your final line in exposing your skyrocketing Goof-a-saurus rating.
@10 don't forget there is already a musical about the first continental congress; "1776". It's awesome, and I'm not even gay.
I'm down! I know where we can all get some great powdered wigs!
I am totally down with this!!! Bring your Thomas Paine and John Locke as well!! Name a time and place!!! And party like it's 1799!!!!
i get to be ben franklin. i also have some home-made mead if anyone's interested. i think grady's sampled it before.
Um. Syllabub is nothing like sabayon (zabaglione). Sabayon is wonderful.
Syllabub, by contrast, *is* gross. I have a neighbor in Baltimore who loves to serve it and even has little syllabub cups and an antique silver syllabub whipper.
Syllabub is nasty.
HOWEVER - Athol Brose is indeed the nectar of the gods. Oatmeal, honey and Scotch - it's not just for breakfast anymore.
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