homemade holiday eggnog

Homemade Holiday Eggnogimg_7739

12 eggs, separated

2 cups granulated sugar, separated

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 quarts heavy cream

1 cup bourbon

1 cup brandy

freshly grated nutmeg for dusting

In mixing bowl, beat yolks, 1 cups sugar and salt until very light.  Gradually beat in cream.  Gradually beat in bourbon and brandy and set aside.

In second mixing bowl, beat egg whites.  Gradually add remaining cup of sugar and beat until soft peaks form.

Fold both mixtures together, refrigerating until served.  Best made at least a day before serving.

Dust top of eggnog in glass with nutmeg.

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burnt custard cream

img_7970Burnt Custard Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

granulated sugar for topping

Heat cream over low heat until bubbles begin to form around edge of pan.

Beat egg yolks and sugar together until thick, about 3 minutes.  Gradually beat cream into egg yolk mixture.  Stir in vanilla.

Butter six- six ounce custard cups.  Pour mixture into cups.  Place cups into baking dish.  Add 1/2 water to dish.

Bake in 350 degree oven until custard has set.  Remove cups from water and refrigerate until chilled.

Sprinkle each chilled custard cup with about 2 teaspoons granulated sugar.  Place on oven rack under high broiler and broil until sugar is toasted.

Chill before serving.

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