Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Carols: Homemade Egg Nog

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I really am dreaming of a "White Christmas," but as the chances of that are slim, I made our most snow-like drink today: My Mother's Egg Nog. But it looks as if you poured it for Santa himself :)

Before we get started, I need to say this:

(From the store)

It's like the texture of raw eggs blended up. It has some weird chemical aftertaste, and it has a mouth coating effect similar to that of pepto bismol. And those little flecks? I am not entirely sure they're spices. I'm just saying...

But that was all before I tried

And I am not the only one. When my mom first began making this egg nog at Christmas time, we all became converts of the most religious kind. This egg nog is an absolute STAPLE in our holiday menu now, and gets requested every year. By everyone. It's seriously that good. And NOT AT ALL like the store bought variety.

This egg nog is non-alcoholic.
You will have to hunt down brandy flavoring at the supermarket
(This is easier said than done. I will tell you our Kroger/Smiths/Frys stores do carry it, but WalMart doesn't)

Any YES, it uses raw eggs. You can buy pasteurized eggs if that bothers you, but I just use regular grade A eggs and I have never had a problem, so you decide for yourself.

Old Fashioned Egg Nog

By the mother of the BeBookBound-ers.
Adapted from her Grandma's more boozy version...

6 eggs
1/2 bottle of Brandy Flavoring
1/2 Gallon Whole Milk
1 C Heavy Cream
1-2 cups Sugar
Fresh Ground Nutmeg

Throw 4 eggs, and 2 yolks in a blender (Reserve the other 2 whites to whip with a couple tablespoons of sugar) At this point I like to remove the chalazae from the eggs. (That's the technical name for those umbilical cordy things in the eggs. Yucko.)  Now add the Brandy flavoring, and transfer to a large pitcher. Add the milk, cream, and a cup of sugar. You can adjust if you want more sugar at this point. Grate in some nutmeg. I use about a quarter of a nut's worth. Just do it to your personal taste. In a separate bowl, whip those egg whites and sugar we talked about earlier, just until they form soft peaks. Spoon the whites onto the nog, and top with a dusting of nutmeg.


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  1. Yum. I made homemade egg nog once, in France. I hosted with another American friend. It was delicious. No one drank any except us :) Your recipe looks good! I am tempted to do it again, now that I am back in States. My mom loves it too. Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. We grew up drinking homemade eggnog with raw eggs but I don't think I could talk my kids into it. Your recipe sounds wonderful. xo Diana

  3. I am so making this. I have fresh nutmeg and am always looking for a reason to use it. Love the aroma and I know I will love this egg-nog. A plus for me is that it's non-alcoholic! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Merry Christmas!

  4. Miriam, have you tried Southern Comfort's Vanilla Spice Egg Nog? In my 28 years, I have never tasted it, even a sip. My hubby bought some and urged me to take a sip. I'm hooked! I'll try your recipe though. Looks delicious!

  5. This sounds so delicious. I have never made homemade eggnog before....well...actually....I haven't made a lot before....but I'm going to start!


  6. Ohhhh that looks so yummy!!! Blessings to you.....
    Breahn ♥

  7. There's nothing better than homemade egg nog..with, or without the "nog".
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Gorgeous pictures Miriam! Looks DELICIOUS!!

  9. My husband loves egg nog. Your presentation photos are beautiful xo


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