As a child my family would buy egg nog every Christmas so it´s become a tradition with my boys, too. But here in Spain we can´t buy it already made. I usually try to make it for Christmas Eve, but this year I want to make it for our decorating day. This evening we are going to decorate!!
Here is a new recipe for Egg Nog.
Classic Cooked Egg Nog
(1 1/2 quarts or 12 (1/2-cup) servings)
•1/4 cup sugar
•1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
•1 quart milk* divided
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•Garnishes or Stir-Ins, optional
In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired. Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160°F. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve immediately.
*For faster preparation heat milk until very warm before stirring milk into eggs and sugar.
MICROWAVE: In 2-quart liquid measure or bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired, until thoroughly blended. Set aside. In l -quart liquid measure or bowl, cook 2 cups of the milk on full power until bubbles form at edges, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir into egg mixture. Cook on 50% power until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160°F, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Continue as above.
GARNISHES AND STIR-INS
Choose 1 or several:
•Chocolate curls •Cinnamon sticks
•Extracts or flavorings
•Peppermint sticks or candy canes
How about your family? Do you have some special nostalgic recipes? I would love to add some new ones to our traditions.