A Cup of Good Cheer: How to Make Your Own Eggnog
The holidays are coming fast, with all of their traditions of family, friends, and food. All of the good foods and beverages are better when they come from your kitchen and not the grocery shelves, so here's a recipe for you to make your own eggnog for your celebrations. Enjoy!
What does it mean...
to coat the back of the spoon? It's not as strange as it sounds-- simply dip a metal tablespoon into the liquid when you think it's cooked. If the milk runs off immediately, it's not done. But if it leaves a thick-ish, creamy residue on the spoon, it's done!
1 1/3 C sugar
8 egg yolks
1 tsp. salt
1 gal. whole milk
8 egg whites
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. rum flavoring (optional)
1/2 C whipped cream
Beat sugar into egg yolks. Add salt; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture coats spoon. Cool.
Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 3 Tbsp. sugar, beating until it forms soft peaks. Mix thoroughly into milk. Add vanilla and rum flavoring. Chill 3-4 hours. Serve in a holiday goblet (or whatever glass you have handy) with whipped cream and garnish with nutmeg.