Sunday, December 02, 2012
Woo Hoo - It's Eggnog Season!
From Thanksgiving to Hannukah is "eggnog season" here at chez treppenwitz.
We've gotten off to a late start this year, but hopefully we'll make up for the tardiness in both quality and quantity!
For those don't have access to store-bought 'nog (or if you just want to take it to the next level), here's a foolproof recipe from a certified fool:
1 cup sugar (I'm using Splenda this year)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups milk
3/4 cup brandy, rum or bourbon (optional but highly recommended)
All liquids should be very cold. Refrigerate in advance.
Beat the eggs for 2 or 3 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed until very frothy. Gradually beat in the sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Turn the mixer off and stir in the cold booze, whipping cream and milk.
Chill some more before serving (if you can wait... I never can). Sprinkle individual servings with more nutmeg.
Makes a little over 2 quarts (after taking several 'samples' for quality control purposes)
What are you still doing here looking at the screen?! The kitchen is that way!
Note: If for some strange reason you end up with leftover eggnog (something that almost never happens here), you can add a splash to your morning coffee and/or make french toast with it.
Don't thank me... I'm a giver! :-)
Posted by David Bogner on December 2, 2012 | Permalink
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Winter just isn't winter without this annual post! With first snow here just this morning, I thought when it would be up. Bingo.
Posted by: a. | Dec 2, 2012 1:01:51 PM
Eggnog is a deadly calorie-bomb... but if you can't enjoy a calorie-bomb or two during the last month of the secular year, what's the point?
As Nog-Additives, brandy, rum, and bourbon all work very well. Lately my preference is for a high-proof bourbon. It has wonderful caramel notes, and the extra alcohol helps keep your coronary arteries clean. At least, that's what I tell myself.
Posted by: Elisson | Dec 3, 2012 7:05:06 PM