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.