Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Eggnog, a yummy treat for Christmas

At home we have the tradition to decorate the Christmas tree on the night of the 23rd of December and drink Glühwein (mulled wine) while we're doing so.

Since it's very hard to find Glühwein in Australia we opted for a change of tradition and made some eggnog last night while we were decorating the tree. 
Super creamy and yummy and tastes Christmassy! 

You can enjoy eggnog warm or cold but we chose the warm version and love it enough to make it again tonight


3 eggs
1 egg yolk
55g sugar
a good pinch of salt
500ml milk
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla essemce
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of cinnamon
125ml alcohol, Brandy, Scotch, Rum, whatever you like
60ml cream

Place the eggs and sugar into a pan and whisk until light colored and frothy. Whisk in 150ml of milk, salt and vanilla. Place the pan over low to medium heat, do not cook (!), continuing to stir until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, takes about 5 minutes. If you have a thermometer use it to make sure the mixture doesn't go over 70°C, otherwise you end up with scrambled eggs.
Remove pot from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

Stir in the remaining milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, alcohol and cream, whisk well.

Serve warm and add some whipped cream on top if you have and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Merry Christmas!

You can easily double the amounts, the ingredients above make about 4-5 glasses, dependig on size.

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