Saturday, December 23, 2023

HAPPY HOUR

 

What with this being Christmas weekend...it's time to kick back and relax with an old family recipe for the holiday...the Elder Family Egg Nog!!! After making some nut rolls and our stollen for Christmas morning, nothing wrong with enjoying a glass or six of the family recipe. And perfect for Christmas Eve. A long-standing tradition with the Mistress's family.

Family Recipe Egg Nog

6 egg yolks
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 cups of cognac
1 cup of rum
2 TBLS of vanilla
2 1/2 quarts of light cream
6 egg whites
1/2 cup 10x sugar

Separate the egg whites and yolks and save both. In a large bowl, BEAT the yolks till nice and thick. Add in the granulated sugar, beating until light. Slowly stir in rum and congac. Add 1  1/2 QTRS of the light cream and 1/2 the eggs whites (slightly beaten) Beat until well combined. Beat remaining whites until foamy. Gradually, add 10x sugar. Continue beating till soft peaks are formed. Gently stir foamy egg whites and remaining cream into egg yolk mixture in large bowl. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.  Served chilled and top with freshly grated nutmeg over each old-fashioned glass. Remember this is not your store-bought rubbish. Cheers kids! You'll be good and relaxed and filled with cheer after a few of these.


Of course, nothing wrong with a bit of Dalida for the Christmas happy hour to get us in the mood either.

31 comments:

  1. As you already know, we love Dalida!

    Drinks with egg-whites in them, not so much. [I love Advocaat, by the way! In small doses.

    Clink, clink, sweetie!

    Jx

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    1. Trust me...with that much contact and rum you won't even taste the egg whites...its like drinking liquid silk.

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  2. I can usually take about one nog but Carlos and I have been making Wassail on the weekends with red wine and brandy, juices and fruit; put it in a crock pot to simmer and sip on it for days.

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    1. I have had that and it delish!!!! Has Carlos ever made Coquito? I bet his is so good if he does. I made it once. It was good...buy im betting Carlos's would be better.

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    2. He has not made that; he does make a spiced rum horchata though, that's quite sweet but good.

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    3. Or there's mulled wine with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and orange slices and a hefty dash of Cointreau heated up with some dark brown sugar. It will put hairs on your chest even if you don't want them. Alternatively for almost tea totallers replace wine with apple juice.

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    4. Oh my Heavens Helen that does sound sweet. When it comes to wine the dryer the better for me. We're enjoying a Christmas variety wine right now that's red. It's not bad but it's a little sweet for me. We tried a bottle to have with lunch yesterday and today. It's out of Germany.

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  3. Happy Holidays to you Mistress! I'm more a coffee with Bailey's kind of person.

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    1. I put Bailey's or Rumchta in my coffee when it's real cold out in the mornings. And Happy Yuletide to you MelaniešŸŒ²

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    2. Try putting my homemade salted caramel sauce in your daily coffee

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    3. Now this is probably going to shock you and everybody but I have never been able to take the taste of caramel. I couldn't tell you last time I even had a piece of caramel or anything caramel flavored. Of course that probably goes back to my next post of not liking a lot of sweets.

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  4. I don't think there's enough booze in your old family recipe for eggnog, Mistress. Who were your ancestors -- puritans?

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    1. I don't know....but thems that drink it say it's potent.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe, unfortunately I prefer my eggs in an omelet.

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  6. The Nog sounds tasty, Thanks for Sharing your Family recipe. My Mom used to make her own Bailey's Irish Cream, she had a Friend who had Retired from working for that Company... it didn't last as long as when you buy the Commercially Sold version, but, that was never a problem, none ever got a chance to expire. *winks* Merry Christmas my Friend.

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    1. Happy Christmas Dawn!!! I can't wait to dive into tonight!

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  7. I could not possibly allow myself to make this as my willpower is zero. I would drink it far too quickly and a drunken lush is not a pretty sight!

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    1. Not to worry, I'll be the lush for us both. It definitely has some kick to it.

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  8. That recipe sounds so good, even I would try it.

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  9. Having had you egg nog, and not big myself on eggs in drinks, I can attest to just how delicious this mind altering this nog is!!!! Great mood music too.

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  10. Wonderful Dalida, with her golden voice we can't forget, with all the beautiful songs she has sung to us throughout the years, I have a CD that I listen to very often in my car from 1987. My mother loved her, and how we got to loving her is beyond me, since she was never really known here in the states. And now, I'll try a glass of this egg nog Mistress! I can imagine the cognac delivers a nice kick?

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    1. I don't recall how I came to adore her either.

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  11. Why you'd do the Baldwin Sisters proud!

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  12. I can't stand the store bought. Homemade is always better, lighter and fluffier... I made your recipe last year...and it is indeed tasty and has a nice kick.

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  13. I miss egg nog. Maybe next year I can have some.

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    1. I used to drink store bough till I had my aunt and uncle's recipe...and then never went back. Homemade is so much more light and fluffy...plus has the kick!

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  14. Anonymous12/24/2023

    Tundra Bunny here...

    Double up on the rum and cognac and you'll have the Canadian recipe -- guaranteed to blow your tinsel off, LOL!

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  15. Dalida? high level standard tastes!

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