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Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Eggnog Post

For quite some time, "eggnog season" here at chez treppenwitz has run from Thanksgiving to Hannukah.

You can see how that would be a little problematic this year, right?

Truth be told, we started a little early this year... and due to a special request from Ariella, who will miss much of the eggnog season due to being away in the army, we will be whipping up our last batch of this rich, creamy beverage on her birthday in early January.

Soooo, once again... for those don't have access to store-bought 'nog (or if you just want to take your eggnog consumption to the next level), here's a foolproof recipe from a certified fool:

INGREDIENTS:

6 eggs 
1 cup sugar
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)

PREPARATION:

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 5, 2013 | Permalink

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In place of sugar, have you tried honey?

Posted by: antares | Dec 5, 2013 11:50:59 PM

One of these days I'm going to actually make this. And since I have a mixer... I never thought of mixing it with the coffee, or making French toast out of it. I'll have to try those too.

Posted by: Amanda | Dec 6, 2013 4:08:52 AM

Make French Toast with it? That'un had never occurred to me..hmmm. :)

Posted by: Karl | Dec 7, 2013 4:47:06 AM

I love eggnog, but I try to avoid it on account of the massive caloric content. And yet...

...if you really want something so degenerate, so dastardly, so Blessedly Tasty that it is worth every stinking calorie, why not use eggnog to make French toast... using chocolate babka as the base?

I await your report.

Posted by: Elisson | Dec 7, 2013 8:20:52 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: Mattis Gorin | Dec 10, 2013 4:15:21 AM

(I read today's news about all the snow and now Ben Gurion being closed for today because of the weather condition -- hope you're all safe and warm and enjoying the weather somehow!)

Posted by: a. | Dec 13, 2013 10:33:24 AM

Can we see some Efrat snow pics?

Posted by: TB | Dec 15, 2013 1:25:47 PM

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