It is a spiked soup.
Posted by Ann on November 23, 1997 at 11:14:28:
In response to White Soup, written by Lesley on November 23, 1997 at 01:00:44
] I don't have the recipe right here but I seem to remember that it is a milk based soup made with ground almonds and (I think) butter and chicken broth. I believe the recipe is included in the book Jane Austen and Food by Maggie Lane.
My Penguin edition of P&P says that it is:
"made from meat stock, egg yolks, ground almonds and cream, and served with negus (hot sweetened wine and water) as a warming and intoxicating beverage at balls."
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