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    Homemade Egg Nog

    Egg Nog
    Image courtesy of creative commons license By: Isaac WedinCC BY 2.0 via flickr.com

    The only downside was that I used an electric hand mixer. A stand mixer would work best to free up your other hand to pour the milk mixture and mix the eggs in at the same time.

    Ingredients
    3 cups of milk
    1 cup of heavy cream
    3 cinnamon sticks
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    5 eggs, separated
    2/3 cup sugar
    3/4 cup dark rum or bourbon – optional – leave out for non-alcoholic beverage

    Instructions

    In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cover and allow to steep.
    In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and forms thick frothy ribbons when the whisk is lifted. I used an electric hand mixer. A stand mixer would be best. Slowly mix in the milk mixture and continue to mix unit the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Chill overnight or for up to 3 days.
    Before serving beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer unit soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with extra nutmeg.

  • Blogging

    My Latest Endeavor – Asian Cooking

    I love Chinese food and Thai Food so now I am on a quest to learn to make my own. So far I have learned to make egg rolls and fried rice. A friend of mine is from Thailand and she has been a great help to me. She has brought me dish after dish of Thai food to try, sparking my addition of recipes to learn. The only thing is, she doesn’t write down any of her recipes, they are all in her brain. Whenever I ask her how she made something, she tells me that I have to come watch her make that dish. She can’t tell me how much of the ingredients were used to make the recipe.

    That is okay, Nom is a great cook, but she is also too busy to give me cooking lessons so I will learn how to make these dishes on my own. This past month I have learned to perfect my egg roll recipe. I can’t believe how easy they were to make, that is, once I was using the missing ingredient.

    Secret Ingredient in Asian cooking, shh, don’t let them know I told you. – it’s – Wait for it !

    Oyster Sauce!

    Oyster Sauce = Ketchup

    Ha ha ha. Who would have known that one ingredient would make such a difference?

    In my search for Asian cooking recipes, I have found a couple of books to help out. Neither has a lot of recipes, but they do have popular recipes of the culture. You can get these books for your Kindle. That’s where I have mine.

    I can’t wait to learn how to make papaya salad. Very spicy. Must eat with rice balls.

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