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Hungarian Wine Soup (Karacsonyi Borleves)


  • 4 dl dry white wine
  • 4 dl water
  • 4-5 cloves
  • whole cinnamon
  • a little salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 8 dkg sugar
  • 2 dkg flour
  • 6 dkg sugar for foam


  • Boil white wine, water, salt and spices
  • Meanwhile, stir (don't beat) yolks and sugar
  • Once wine is boiling, filter or take out the spices
  • Pour in yolk mixture, stir continuously, then stir in flour til dissolved
  • On a double boiler, beat egg whites, sugar and salt until hard foam
  • Bring a little water+milk to a boil, and drop lightly the hard foam; boil for a minute
  • Place wine in serving bowls/glasses, top with cooked hard foam, and decorate with cloves