I really love eggnog, even the crazy commercial kind. I've made eggnog a few times, but this recipe is my favorite now. It's so lusciously light and rich at the same time. I made it for tree-decorating last week. Do you make eggnog? Recommend a recipe?
[How do you like that moue, Jennifer Jo? Totally his idea.]
Eggnog, Method II Joy of Cooking 1954
Separate 3 eggs.
In a small bowl, whip the whites with a pinch of salt and a pinch of cream of tartar until stiff. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, beat the yolks until light.
Beat in gradually
1/2 c. sugar
Add slowly, beating constantly
1 c. heavy cream
1 1/3 c. milk
nutmeg to taste (I used 1/8 tsp.)
Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Add a few slugs of dark spiced rum for the adults (or for the children if they're yipping and bouncing and it's bedtime).
Clearer photos are coming soon, I hope! I got the rest of my camera apparatus in the mail yesterday.