1 quart ale (bitter), 2 egg whites, 4 egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar, cloves, nutmeg or, even better, mace. Bring ale to boil gently. Beat egg whites until frothy. Beat the yolks and mix with the whites and sugar. Pour very slowly into the ale, stirring vigorously. Pour the mixture two or three times between pans to create a frothy head. Serve in fireproof mugs, and dust with nutmeg. May also have butter and cloves included.