This is a wonderful word with stirring origins. Nothing to do with the utensil you use to stir your tea, spoondrift is derived from the old Scots word ‘spoon’ which meant ‘to run before the wind’ while drift may come from the Old Norse ‘drift’, like snowdrift.
Lobster Newburg: 2 egg yolks, beaten, ½ c Greek T butter, T Madeira, ¼ t s & p, 1 pinch cayenne pepper & nutmeg, 1 pound cooked lobster meat, broken into chunks, Make sauce and cook til thick. fold in lobster. Serve hot over slices of butte