Eggnog, a Christmas must

Eggnog is one of those few drinks that instantly transport you to far away Christmas places with Nutcracker Princes, Sugar Plum Fairies and Mouse Kings.  I find it's a perfect night cap at the end of a busy Christmas day.  While is does take some time to make, it is well worth the effort.

 Eggnog at Christmas

Eggnog at Christmas

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream

Method:

  1. Place the egg yolks, sugar and milk in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Whisk for about 15 minutes or until the mixtures coats the back of a spoon.
  3. remove from heat, stir in brandy and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Beat the cream and add to the mixture.
  5. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and add to the mixture (you may have to whisk this to ensure it is well combined).
  6. enjoy.