November 26th, 2010

flamebusy

Easy 1 glass eggnog

Only for those who aren't paranoid about raw egg. Which I'm not. I'm a cookie dough eater. :D

1 raw egg yolk
a few tbs. of sugar
1/4 cup cream
3/4 cup milk
spices
vanilla
whisky/rum/whatever

Whip the egg yolk up a little in the glass. (You need a small whisk for this. If you haven't got a small whisk, whip it in a bowl instead.) Add sugar (I use about 1tbsp, but most people will probably want 2, I don't like mine very sweet.) and whip it up some more. Throw everything else into the glass and stir. The spices I use are nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and clove, a dash of each, slightly more nutmeg. Dash of vanilla, and two dashes of alcohol, the aim being not to make it alcoholic, but just to add a little touch of flavor. If you've added a whole shot, well... have fun, I guess, but I find it nicer when it's not making me drunk.

There are recipes where you pasturize the egg, and do all this stuff to make it thicker, yadda, yadda, yadda, but I really don't find they're any nicer than just throwing everything into a glass. And I'm not going to get out the double boiler and steam 1/4 cup of cream and one single egg yolk. That's just silly.