It’s bakemas 2020!
If it’s your first bakemas here, welcome. It is my annual mini-series in which I show you how to make a various Christmas themed baked goods – perfect if you want to impress your family and/or friends or if you’re hosting a festive get together.
Today I’m sharing my take on a basic eggnog. Whether this is your first time making eggnog or you make it every year, it’s a classic to add to your celebrations this year.
A sweet, rich and sweetly spiced beverage, which has been made over the holidays for many years. If you have never had eggnog before, then why don’t you give it try? It wouldn’t quite be an eggnog without the use of a distilled alcohol – you can use bourbon, whiskey, rum or brandy.
It’s a boozy little kick, so why not add this to your list of drinks to make for Christmas time? It may not be a fully traditional but with the us of full fat milk, cream and booze, you can’t go wrong!
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
350ml Whole milk.
120ml Double cream.
1 tsp Vanilla extract.
2 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg.
1 tsp ground cinnamon.
3 Eggs, separated.
65g Granulated sugar.
90ml Distilled alcohol (I used whiskey but thats what I had in the house, so use what you can get your hands on easily.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Strat by weighing up all of your ingredients and grab any equipment you may need, such as a saucepan, mixing bowl, a whisk and spatula.
To start, take a medium-large saucepan and place in the milk, double cream, ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg and vanilla extract. Then mix everything together until it’s fully combined.
You can then go ahead and place the saucepan on the hob over a medium-high heat until it reaches a boil.
While the milk mixture is on the hob, you can go ahead and work on the egg yolks.
Into a clean mixing bowl place the egg yolks and granulated sugar then whisk together until the mixture is pale in colour and become considerably thicker in consistency. By the time you have done this, the mixture thats on the hob should have come up to a boil.
You can take the mixture off the hob and pour in small amount into the egg yolk mixture, this is just to temper the mixture, so it doesn’t scramble once you add in the remaining milk.
Don’t forget to also add in your alcohol and whisk until its fully incorporated.
That’s the main body of the drink made but when it comes to adding the egg whites, you’ll want to this just before you intend on serving it.
Whenever you’re ready to serve, place the egg whites into a bowl and whisk them together until you achieve a consistency between soft and stiff peaks, I’m not sure if there’s a name for it.
You can then fold in the egg whites into the eggnog mixture and once it has been incorporated, pour into glasses and finish with some freshly grated nutmeg and then enjoy.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.