Indulgent EggnogPosted: December 21, 2012
For a long time now, I’ve been pretty curious about eggnog. It’s not something we really have here in Ireland but it seems to be something of a Christmastime tradition on the other side of the Atlantic. I came across this recipe from Irish chef Kevin Dundon last week and so I decided to put it to the test today. I was pretty happy with the results. It turned out incredibly rich and creamy – mine was so thick that I had to use a candy cane to scoop it up! All that cream and booze means that while this might not be the healthiest of drinks, it does make a pretty great festive treat.
4 eggs, separated
500ml whipping cream
300ml whole milk
120g caster sugar
100ml dark rum
½ tsp nutmeg, ground or freshly grated
In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks until pale and very frothy. Add sugar and continue beating, then add in nutmeg. Spoon in the cream, a little at a time. Add the milk a little at a time. Then beat in the rum and brandy.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the eggnog mixture, ensuring it is fully incorporated in the liquid. Chill for two hours and serve cold.
Recipe by Kevin Dundon