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Bove (Italian Christmas Eggnog, using milk, lemons, Marsala and sugar)
Originated from: Guardialfiera, Molise, Italy
Occasion: Christmas
Contributed by: Olga Palazzo

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1 litre of milk
peel of 2 lemons
1 cup of sugar

8 egg yolks
1 cup sugar

1/2 cup of pure alcohol
3/4 cup Marsala


Add the peel of two lemons, one cup sugar and cinnamon to a litre of milk, and bring to boil.

Cool overnight.

The next day beat together egg yolks with 1 cup sugar.

Stir in milk.

Add 1/2 cup of pure alcohol and 3 cups Marsala.

Strain in a bottle and serve.


The photo was taken by Mary Melfi who did not try to do this recipe (In fact, she has no idea what the drink is supposed to look like!).

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