How To Make Eggnog
This is an eggnog recipe for hard-core eggnoggers only. Be wary if you are a pussy about raw eggs or heart disease. That said, this is the Hornsby Family Eggnog Recipe, passed down through the ages and the annals of Texas history. I present you now the original, one-dozen-eggs recipe as it was told to me by my grandma. On our Christmas day, this is usually served as a dessert, to be eaten with a spoon.
- 12 eggs
- 12 shots bourbon or brandy (Grandma says: “Get the very cheapest kind of bourbon or brandy”)
- 1 shot dark rum
- 12 T sugar
- Grated nutmeg for sprinkling (I say: “The more, the merrier”)
- Optional: heavy cream (Grandma says: “This is a very strong eggnog and if some people find it too strong, put a dollop of freshly whipped cream on top”)
Separate the eggs carefully, putting the yolks in one bowl and the whites in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the sugar into the yolks until it becomes smooth. Add the liquor. In the mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed for about 3-4 minutes until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the whites into the liquor mixture. Scoop into glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg. Top with some whipped cream if you want; or don’t. Merry Christmas, all!
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Right here, Steve! Merry Christmas!
Hi Hilah! Hope you guys had a great Christmas.
That eggnog is hardcore indeed. The result actually looks a lot like my own Granny’s secret recipe. I have fond memories of her with big smiles at Christmas. Now I know why.
Incidentally, planning to TRY those tamales soon. Wish us luck – I’m sure we’ll need it.
Hi Jack! We did have a nice Christmas, thanks in large part to the eggnog-induced grins.
I hope you try the tamales. Even if they don’t look beautiful they will be delicious. Good luck!
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Aw, thank you so much! 🙂
Hillah You are great! but alas that I cant understand many of your word!
no, your words don,t have any problem I have problem with English. My language is FARSI no English
Again Love you, Sajjad
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