The Real Advocaat

The Real Advocaat

Origin:
The origins of the “advocaat” are unclear. Some say it’s derived from an alcoholic drink that Dutch colonists made from avocado. However, others, place advocaat origins more recent with the name coming from the Dutch word for “advocate” being originally considered a lawyer’s drink.

Avocado:
Some say the origin of “advocaat” lie with Dutch colonialists trying to imitate the creamy mixture of avocado (“advocaat”) pulp, cane sugar, and rum they had been offered in Brazil, substituting egg yolk for the exotic fruit. Dutch texts from the 17th century describe a yellow-colored drink popular with sailors of the period and made in the Dutch Antilles (Dutch Caribbean Islands) from an avocado flesh mixed with alcohol.

Lawyer:
Others place Advocaat’s origins as the Dutch word for “lawyer.” As the name of the drink, it is short for advocatenborrel, or “lawyer’s drink,” where “borrel” is Dutch for a small alcoholic beverage consumed slowly during a social gathering. Named as a good lubricant for the throat, this drink is considered especially useful for a lawyer who must speak in public.

Info from By the Dutch

Below is The Real Advocaat Recipe. The easy way advocaat is posted here.

Ingredients
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1  1/3 cup sugar
  • 1  1/2 cup brandy or cognac
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla bean or 2 tbsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. I had bought a vanilla bean some time ago and this vanilla bean was no longer soft, so I cut it in pieces and added the vanilla bean to my home made vanilla extract.  If you do have a soft vanilla bean, split it in half and scrape the seeds out,and add to the egg yolks. If you are not handy to separate the egg yolk from the egg white use a slotted spoon.

2. Put a pot with water on the stove and let the water come to a boil. Add the sugar and the vanilla seeds or vanilla extract to the egg yolks and beat till it becomes thick. It took me about 5 minutes. Then add the brandy to the egg yolk mixture.

3. Put the bowl with the egg yolk mixture on top of the pot with the boiling water. Lower to simmer. Stir the egg yolk mixture. Initially it will be thin. Keep stirring. Do NOT let this egg mixture come to a boil, otherwise it may separate and the alcohol will be evaporated. See picture below it should be thick enough to cover the back of the spoon. Let it cool and put in a storage jar. Serve with some whipped cream. Save in the refrigerator.  With the leftover egg white you can make some schuimpjes.


The Real Advocaat
 
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Advocaat is a traditional Dutch liqueur made from barn eggs, sugar, brandy and vanilla. One day I will make it the original way right now I make it the easy way.
Recipe type: Alcoholic Beverage
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup brandy or cognac
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean or 2 tbsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. I had bought a vanilla bean some time ago and this vanilla bean was no longer soft, so I cut it in pieces and added the vanilla bean to my home made vanilla extract. If you do have a soft vanilla bean, split it in half and scrape the seeds out,and add to the egg yolks. If you are not handy to separate the egg yolk from the egg white use a slotted spoon.
  2. Put a pot with water on the stove and let the water come to a boil. Add the sugar and the vanilla seeds or vanilla extract to the egg yolks and beat till it becomes thick. It took me about 5 minutes. Then add the brandy to the egg yolk mixture.
  3. Put the bowl with the egg yolk mixture on top of the pot with the boiling water. Lower to simmer. Stir the egg yolk mixture. Initially it will be thin. Keep stirring. Do NOT let this egg mixture come to a boil, otherwise it may separate and the alcohol will be evaporated. See picture below it should be thick enough to cover the back of the spoon. Let it cool and put in a storage jar. Serve with some whipped cream. Save in the refrigerator. With the leftover egg white you can make some schuimpjes.

  



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