Tuesday, 6 November 2012
2 cups of milk
2 or 3 cloves (don’t overdo these or it gets a bit gross)
Heaped teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of single cream
1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
*(Optional) A splash of brandy, whisky, rum or all three for extra jolliness!
Add a little bit by little bit of this milk mixture to the eggs to warm them up. Then transfer it all back to the pan.-Stir the mixture well turn the heat up a little, where it should thicken a bit. Don’t let it boil!
Take it off the heat and pick out the cloves. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold it into the mixture with the cream and vanilla extract too.
Chill, then serve with a splash of brandy!
There are lots of eggnog recipes out there and they vary in the steps – there are ones that are a lot less complicated than this, but I think this one tastes the best and is worth the extra fuss. Pour it into a nice sterilized pretty bottle tied with a Christmas ribbon and bring it as a gift when invited to a friend’s house!