December 3, 2010

Food Friday: Eggnog

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It's been very cold the past few days [25°F at night and doesn't get much higher during the day]. What could be better to warm up than a cup of eggnog? Soup,of course, but it doesn't have bourbon, rum, and brandy.^__^

2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
3 cups half and half
¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon bourbon
1 tablespoon rum
1 tablespoon brandy
2 egg whites (powdered)
½ tablespoon sugar
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and the 3 tablespoons sugar until thick.
  • In a small pan, heat the half and half and nutmeg to just boiling. Temper the egg yolks: with the beater on medium-low speed, slowly pour about a cup of the hot half and half mixture until thoroughly mixed. Pour the tempered yolks back into the pan, stir to mix. Cook on medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160°F. Stir in the bourbon, rum, and brandy.
  • Transfer into a measuring cup, cover with plastic, and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks, add the half tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture. Serve each glass with freshly grated nutmeg.


maiylah said...

silly me, i have always thought that eggnogs were served warm, LOL!!but i guess that that much alcohol is sufficient enough to warm up the body, huh? :)

Unknown said...

I have yet to have egg nog. I only had the McD's milkshake version :D. It looks great.

Oggi said...

Maiylah, eggnog is traditionally served cold but others prefer it freshly made and still warm.I like it well chilled and less alcohol.:)

Joy, homemade is much much better than store-bought. I think the ones in cartons in the supermarkets have thickeners and imitation rum.:)

Juliana said...

Wow, homemade eggnog, will have to try this one...I usually buy then in cartoon...shame on me :-) Looks delicious!

Midge said...

Evenings have certainly become chilly over in this part of the world, so this definitely comes in handy as a warming nightcap. Plus, with the Misas de Gallo coming up, you can have a fusion brunch by serving eggnog with buttery bibingka! :D

Oggi said...

Juliana, ready mixed are actually not bad flavorwise. If you intend to serve for a large gathering, it's better to make them yourself, triple the recipe, though.:)

Midge, you just read my mind. I was planning to make bibingka. I made them this morning and already posted. Eggnog and bibingka are great together!:)

Sean Grey Hanson said...

I've tried Eggnogs before... they were really great tasting.

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