I was rummaging through some more old books and came across “Aunt Babette’s Cook Book: Foreign and domestic receipts” c1889. This is a Jewish cookbook published by The Bloch Publishing and Printing Company which had a location in Cincinnati, OH. It’s an amazing collection of receipts and is well worth the read.
After reading some of Aunt Babette’s receipts for game, I will never complain about my options at the dinner table again. However, I am intrigued by her Beer Soup, Hot Beer, and Eierbier receipts. So, I did a little research.
Eierbier and Hot Beer: This is a receipt that came over to America with the German and Polish immigrants in the 1800’s. There are many records from the early 1800’s mentioning this odd beer concoction. It was often described as a cold weather drink that is warm and creamy to enjoy. Yuck! I am not planning on trying this anytime soon.
Eierbier is a frothy and creamy drink that used to be used a cure all for the flu and common respiratory problems. Served very warm with a spoon.
Beer Soup: Believe it or not, this dates back to the Carolingian Empire. Beer soup for breakfast? Indeed!
The recipe for beer soup has changed much over the years. This is what a traditional beer soup looks like with cheese added.
Here are some additional receipts that I found interesting:
If you would like to read the entire book of receipts, you can download it here from BeerMumbo. Cheers and please let us know if you decide to take on one of these receipts.