Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It Wouldn't Be Christmas Without Eggnog

And it just so happens I know someone, who knows someone else, who can get me some eggs. So over the next week I'll be testing out several different eggnog recipes. Hey, it wouldn't be Christmas if you didn't gain a few pounds right? Might as well get it over with.

Here is today's recipe. I stole it right off the Egg, Chicken & Other Favorite Recipes forum over at backyardchickens.


12 eggs - beat until light
1 1/2 cups sugar - beat in gradually
pinch of salt
8 tsp. vanilla (imitation vanilla is okay to use)
Stir in:
6 cans evaporated milk
3 cups water

Place in a glass jar (I used 4 of the quart jars) with a screw on top. Permit to ripen in refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Serve sprinkled with nutmeg.

Makes 4 quarts.

Then on Thursday I'm going to try MissPrissy's recipe.

12 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups very cold heavy cream
4 cups very cold whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
nutmeg for sprinkling

In large bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold in half of the sugar. Careful not to break the whites.

In an another larger bowl beat yolks until creamy. Fold in half of the sugar.

Fold egg whites into beaten yolks.

Carefully stir in the cream, milk and nutmeg.

Sprinkle with nutmeg.

So tell me, do you like eggnog? Spiked or plain?


Jayne said...

When I was little I really liked eggnog--plain, not spiked of course. Now, not so much. But it makes great French toast!

Milah said...

In all my years I have never tasted egg nog. When I was a little girl, if my memory serves me right, my grandmother had some powdered drink mix called--egg nog, but never the real thing.
Let me know how you like it, I might try that first recipe (it looks easiest) and if I don't like it...I'll use Jaynes idea and make French toast, or maybe I'll make some bread pudding.....

Carol said...

I don't care for eggnog at all but it does make the best French toast especially using the thick Texas bread.

Molly said...

I have never had eggnog. I can't get my mind around the idea of drinking raw eggs and milk.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't care for eggnog at all but my husband loves it - he's and one of my daughters. I usually buy him a quart and he's satisfied. blessings, marlene

Sandy said...

Ooooh... I LOVE egg nog - but I'm not supposed to have it. Sigh.