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)
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?