Lamb's Wool (A Traditional Twelfth Night Drink) 6 baking apples, cored 2 tablespoons to 1/2 cup brown sugar, depending on sweetness of cider/ale 2 quarts cider, hard cider, ale, or a mixture of cider and ale 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Roast the apples in a baking pan at 450 degrees F. for around an hour, until they are very soft and bursting open. In a large saucepan, dissolve the sugar a few tablespoons at a time in the liquid of choice, tasting for sweetness. Add the spices. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Pour the liquid over the apples (left whole or smashed up) in a large punch bowl. Serve with nuts.