Wassail bowl

Tags: Christmas, drink, alcohol, English
. About 50 servings. 18 steps
12 whites beat until soft peaks form   Slide into punch bowl
12 yolks beat until thick and lemony   Fold in
wassail   Stir in hot mixture very slowly, stirring constantly
4 litres cider   simmer over low heat, stirring frequently
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups water boil 10 minutes   stir in, cook 5 to 10 minutes
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon nutmeg
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice
10cm stick cinnamon
1 cup brandy   Stir in
baked apples Float apples in
12 small firm baking apples   core, pare 3cm strip of skin from stem end; arrange in dish, stem end up Bake in moderately slow oven 35 minutes or until tender, basting every 5 minutes for the first 15 minutes, and every 15 minutes thereafter.
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar mix   fill with 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar mixture
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter   top with 1/2 teaspoon butter
1 cup sugar bring to boil   pour over
1 cup water