Mysteriously named Gogol’-Mogol’ is a deliciously rich and sweet dessert reminiscent of eggnog, made of raw egg yolks beaten with sugar, lemon juice, and cognac.
It’s considered the best remedy for a singer’s sore throat. Without cognac, it can be served to children.
Combine raw egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at low speed for 1 minute. With a rubber spatula, scrape up any sugar that may have stuck to the bottom of the bowl. Beat for 10 seconds more, gradually turning to maximum speed, then beat for 3-4 minutes, or until the mixture is pale yellow and thick. Add the brandy, liqueur, lemon juice, and grated rind of 2 lemons, and beat at maximum speed for 4 minutes, or until the mixture is very thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more, up to 2-3 hours.
12 egg yolks, raw.
9 tablespoons sugar.
2 tablespoons brandy.
2 teaspoons orange liqueur.
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional).