Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Holiday Eggnog~Cheers To You!


This recipe may send you right over the moon ~ but it is Christmas and usually we tend to endulge more often than normal during the month of December. Some may notice I have been absent from my posting this month and I do feel really quilty, but I have been endulging......... way too much in everything. I have opened a new store and my time with the computer has been very limited. Now that I am posting today, I must wish you all "Happy Holidays"..........."I sincerely wish all of my blogger friends a wonderful and prosperous new year" ~
All day long yesterday I was trying to think of something that I could make and dedicate to you. My family recipe for eggnog is a heartwarming combination of farm ingredients easily obtained from the frig! Its looks are unparalleled........creamy, irresistable and appealing! It is incredibly luscious and must be made with whole milk to achieve the smooth richness. Find a bit if bourbon while you are in the pantry and add a few spoonfulls to warm your soul!
Happy Holidays and Cheers!
1 1/2 cups of sugar.
2 quarts of whole milk.
1/2 teaspoon of salt.
1 2 large eggs.
2 teaspoons of vanilla.
2 cups of heavy whipping cream.
fresh ground nutmeg.
1 cup of brandy-bourbon, your choice.
With a whisk, beat all 12 eggs with the sugar and add the salt.
Gradually stir in 1 quart of milk. Cook over low heat and stir constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and coats a spoon.
Do not let the mixture boil ~ very important or it will curdle......and it will!
Pour the custard into a large bowl-stir in the the whisky and vanilla extract, the nutmeg and remaining milk. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
To serve ~in a small bowl, beat the whipping cream until small peaks form. With the wire whisk, gently fold in the whipped cream. Pour into a five quart punch bowl and sprinkle with more of the fresh nutmeg. Serves around 16 adults.

20 comments:

K & S said...

Merry Christmas and have a delicious 2008!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

My dad always made his own eggnog and it was so way much better than store bought.
Super to find you back for however short it is. The eggnog sounds lovely.
Wishing you a new year filled with success and and happiness.

Suz said...

This looks delicious! Must try. :)

Betty C. said...

Merry Christmas Jann! Gosh, I haven't tasted egg nog in a long time. I used to enjoy it as an under-21 drinker, with my parents' approval and in the safety of my own home, of course.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

What lovely nog! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas :)

T.W. Barritt said...

That "nog" looks absolutely luscious! I could have it for breakfast! Merry Christmas, Jann!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Happy Holidays Jann, Good luck with your new store. Sounds exciting! I tasted eggnog once as a child and thought it horrible I haven't wanted to try it again since. Perhaps one day...

creampuff said...

Jann,

I'm so happy to see that you posted! Your blog looks great. And I know what you mean about indulging, we've certainly all been doing a bit of that. But it's the best time of year to do it! Good luck with the store ... all the best in 2008!

JoAnne said...

Jann, Sounds yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe. I might just have to make this for New Years Eve!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas
Much love

katiez said...

That sounds wonderful - and such a pretty, festive photo! I used to drink Tom & Jerries - with brandy, but they were hot... It's been years!
Congratulations on your new store!

katiez said...

Oooops!
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Successful New Year!

Christine said...

Wow! What a recipe! This is not something I would normally make but I'm going to do it this weekend for family who will start arriving on Friday. Thanks for being you, Jann, and best of luck with your new store. I hope we see lots of photos of it here.

Jann said...

k&k ~ And a Happy New Year to you....always so good to hear from you !
My Kitchen ~homemade is just the best, isn't it! This time this nog was sooothich, I had to add extra milk and grabbed a straw. It turned out perfectly~what didi your dad add that might be different from this? Cheers!
Suz~ it is all low-cal, he he he ! Cheers to you!

Cynthia said...

Hi Jann, Happy Holidays to you too and congrats on opening another store!

Peabody said...

Now that is how to serve Egg Nog!

Mimi said...

Oh, Jann, this looks wonderful. I think I may try making it this weekend.

Thank you for your friendship! And the recipes.

xoxo

Mimi

Simona said...

Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

winedeb said...

Hey Jann, glad to see you again! Was wondering what was going on in your world, now I know! New start ups are fun, but oh so time consuming. Hope all goes well with it.
Just looking at your yummy eggnog, I can picture a little white mustash from the creamy drink! I have never made my own, so thanks for the recipe! Sounds like a drink for New Years! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Jann said...

KatieZ ~Tom and Jerries? Sounds deadly! Thanks for stoppping by and Happy holidays to you!
Christine ~this is the best recipe I have found. It is thick and oh so creamy!Cheers to you!
JoAnne ~I hope you make it~call me and I will be right over..hehe!Missing you in Seattle!
Peabody ~Thanks for stopping by!It is always good to hear from you~Cheers!

Jann said...

Mimi ~Thanks for your comment. It means a lot coming from you~And, I thank you for all your wonderful recipes, also. (I don't know what I would do without everyones input and resources!)
Simona ~I wish you a wonderful ,safe and happy new year,also!
Winedeb ~Very time consuming indeed. If you are ever up this way, you must stop in for a visit!