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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Xmas Glogg

I never heard of glogg until 4 years ago.. of cos 4 yr ago.. I was in Sweden. They have many kind of gloggs.. from glogg for children(non alcoholic) to those with high alcohol content. It taste like wine... can be white wine or red wine used to make glogg. Many glogg have spices like cinnamon, nutmeg added to it.. oh ya.. raisins too. Its normaly heat up by the glogg holder and drink with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder on top... drank on the cold xmas night. In supermart, there will be people letting us sample various glogg... In Singapore, the only place you can find glogg is probably Ikea? Its a either like it or not kind of drink.

At the crystal factory, we even bought a glogg holder. Thinking come back here we can do it ourselves. Here is our glogg holder

A green one for the xmas season.
But too bad.. past 2 xmas i been too lazy to make any.. so it been sitting lonely in the cupboard... even ready glogg off the shelf of Ikea have not motivated me.. I hope this year I wil since we got a car now..easier to go Ikea and its only 5 mins away fr my house.

My Swedish friend Elisabeth kindly shared few of her glogg recipes with me.. I certainly hope I can do it soon =)
Glogg made of whitewine
1 bottle of whitevine (choose a sort thats demi-sec)
4 dl of water
juice and cest of one orange
juice and cest of one lemon
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2- 1 dl of rum
Mix everything into a saucepan. Leave it for at least one hour. Heat the glogg Carefully. Dont let it boil! Add the rum. Serve with raisins and almonds.
Non-Alcoholic Glogg
5 dl of black curant juice
5 dl apple juice
2 pieces of cinnamon
5 cloves
1 piece of ginger
cest of sevilla orange (bitter sour)
Mix everything into a saucepan. Bring it to boil .Serve steaming with raisins and almonds.
Childrens Glogg (made of milk)
1 liter milk
3 dl sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
1/4 teaspoon of cloves
Mix everything into a saucepan. Bring it to boil while stiring. Serve steaming with raisins and almonds.
So lets hope I got some determination for this drink for the upcoming festive season... even home alone with dear also must make hehe...
God Jul(Merry xmas in Swedish)