Thursday, December 8, 2016

Shhhh---Here's The Famous Eggnog Recipe

Finally!  I'm getting to the eggnog!
Please keep it a secret--don't tell him you got it from me!

 Here's hubby's famous eggnog recipe.  He makes it by the gallon and in our house, it doesn't last long!  I guarantee if you like eggnog, this is the recipe for you!  He got the recipe from an old edition of Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, dated hell's bells, I don't know as the front cover is completed shot!  Anyway, he took this recipe and tweaked it some.  Of course, he doesn't tell me what that extra tweak is--but, I think it's LOVE!

So, here goes--hubby's famous eggnog recipe:

1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Cups milk (whole milk please--none of that non fat stuff--after all you're making eggnog!)
2 egg whites
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla, but he adds more

Beat 1/3 cup sugar into egg yolks.  Add salt, stir in milk.  Cook over medium heat, stir constantly till mixture coats the spoon!  Oh, yes, give that spoon a good coat!
Cool this mixture.
Beat egg whites till foamy; gradually add 3 Tablespoons sugar, beating to soft peaks.
Add vanilla.  Fold the egg whites into the custard mixture.
When ready to serve, sprinkle with ground nutmeg--we like to use a grater and fresh
nutmeg--enjoy with your plate of cookies.

For him, it takes several hours to make--to me, it's a messy kitchen to clean up!
But, who cares--everyone loves his eggnog! and that's what it's all about!

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