I was feeling some nice Christmas cheer this evening while perusing The Modern Family Cook Book and decided to make a traditional Christmas favorite–eggnog. I actually have never been a fan of eggnog. It has a weird texture and why is it served cold during winter? Anyhoo, I figured why not? If I’m going to make all of the recipes in this book, I’ll get to this eventually.
My first sip wasn’t pleasant. I licked some of the nutmeg-laden meringue and thought it was pretty tasty. I took several sips and the flavor grew on me. This is really much better than the commercial brands I’ve tried before. This is never going to be a favorite, but I actually liked this fairly well (for a potentially disease-causing drink).
2 1/2 TBSP sugar, divided
4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
nutmeg to taste
1) Separate the yolk and egg of one clean egg (preferably not by passing from shell to shell since the shell is a likely carrier of salmonella).
2) Beat the yolk and whole two eggs; add sugar and beat thoroughly. Sir in the milk, vanilla and salt and pour into 5 glasses.
3) Beat the single egg white and add sugar just before it stiffens and continue beating until stiff.
4) Add a spoonful of meringue to each glass and sprinkle with nutmeg. Enjoy.
5) Pray that the raw egg consumption doesn’t catch up to you.