I thought I'd start this thread so that we could share out favorite Christmas Recipes.
This is an annual tradition at my house.
Home Made Egg Nog
Beat separately until light in color
12 egg yolks
Beat in gradually
1 lb. confectioner's sugar
Add very slowly, beating constantly
2 c. dark rum, brandy, bourbon, or rye ( I prefer dark rum)
These liquors form the basis of the "nog", and you may choose one
variety or mix to taste; I prefer rum.
Let mixture stand covered for 1 hour to dispel the "eggy" taste.
Add, beating constantly,
2 to 4 cups of liquor (chosen as above; I use rum)
2 quarts whipping cream
1 cup peach brandy, if desired (I'always add it)
Refrigerate covered for 3 hours.
Beat until stiff but not dry
8 to 12 egg whites ( I use all 12)
Fold egg whites lightly into the other ingredients. Serve sprinkled
with fresh nutmeg and cinnamon to taste.
Yield is about 1 gallon.
This is a very rich, high-cholesterol, high-octane eggnog. If you use
4 cups of liquor in the second part, it will be *very* alcoholic; if
you only use 2 cups, it will still be pretty strong.
It's rich and YUM, YUM YUM!
You can also cut the recipe in half for a smaller batch.