Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Egg Nog Help!

Anyone have a good recipe for homemade egg nog? I have a bit of an aversion to thick drinks, so I don't drink the stuff myself. Mr. Red, however, starts thinking about egg nog in October and one of his few cooking adventures involved an attempt at homemade egg nog. The taste was good, but it turned out very lumpy. He has requested tips and a new recipe. Your advice is most appreciated.

4 comments:

Ellie Raduns said...

Ingredients

* 4 egg yolks
* 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
* 1 pint whole milk
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 3 ounces bourbon
* 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
* 4 egg whites*

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.

Ellie Raduns said...

I forgot to note...the * was because this is a raw recipe.

Catherine said...

I always thought egg nog sounded gross until my husband started making this recipe a few years ago:

http://256.com/gray/recipes/eggnog/

Now it's our favorite holiday drink. I think the key to a smooth egg nog is beating the egg whites a really long time. The recipe link is great, about 3 1/2 pages long, by a guy who is serious about making the perfect egg nog!

mr. red said...

Thanks for the recipes.

Ellie Raduns - can you make me feel better about using raw eggs?

Mr. Red