Thursday, December 15, 2011

Homemade Egg Nog!

Last night, Sam and I made homemade eggnog! We used Alton Brown's recipe on food network's website. It was quite incredible! Here's the process via photos:

Ingredients:

Separate eggs, whites and yolks:

Beat yolks til they lighten in color, then add sugar gradually til it is dissolved:

Add milk, heavy cream, bourbon and nutmeg:

Empty that mixture into a separate bowl. Then beat the egg whites in the mixer:

You beat until they are "soft peaks" (sort of the consistency of foamy whip cream). Then add a bit more sugar and beat until they are "stiff peaks" (a bit more stable, see picture below):

Whisk two mixtures together and chill (we waited about an hour):

Then serve with a dash of nutmeg on top:

The perfect compliment to your holiday meal! Merry Christmas everyone!!

1 comment:

Cher said...

Love the opening and closing shots! and the supporting ones showing the progress...now if I could just get a glass of it here!