Monday, December 13, 2010

egg nog.

so this is christmas, and what have you done? i ve been working my butt of thats what! jeeze, give a chef a break. and get me a drink would ya? oh. don't know what to make? well it is egg nog season so here goes!

equip: sauce pan.
mixing bowl with ice
rocks glass
mixing bowl,no ice
two egg yolks
1/3 cup cream
1 2/3 cup milk
3oz spiced rum
nutmeg or bitter choc.
1 stick cinnamon

1. place milk and cream in the sauce pan over medium heat. what we are looking to do here is temper the dairy. do not boil! so keep an eye on it, stiring slowly with whisk. once warm take of heat and set aside.
2. put egg yolks in mixing bowl and mix. now slowly adding your warm dairy. whisking the whole while.
3. put custard mix back on the stove on med heat. stirring slowly and continuous until the custard can coat the back of a spoon.
4. place warm custard into bowl and place that bowl in the ice filled bowl. skim foam off of the mix.
5. BOOZE! stir in the rum at this point. and place cinnamon stick into mix. throw away when nog is cold.
6. once mix is cold, pour into rocks glass filled half way with ice. garnish with shaved nutmeg or bitter choc. and enjoy!

so that's how i roll if i were to make egg nog from scratch. hasn't that been fun? thats all for now folks. bye!