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Cook's Illustrated Eggnog
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Total Time: 3 hrs. 50 min.
Preparation Time: 50 min.
Refrigeration Time: 3 hrs.

Cook's Illustrated conducted a trial by error session to come up with "the perfect egg nog recipe". Do I agree? Well, it sure tasted different from the store bought stuff. Its gonna have to be one of those recipes I'm gonna have to try again before making up my mind. However, I should confess I am usually averse to anything with this much dairy in it.

6 large eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup rum
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 cup whipping cream

Off heat whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and salt in heavy 3 or 4 quart saucepan. Stir in milk, one half cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Heat slowly over lowest possible flame, stirring constantly, until custard registers 160 degrees on instant thermometer, thickens, and coats the back of a spoon, 25 to 30 minutes. Pour custard through sieve into a large bowl; stir in liquor, vanilla, and grated nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least three hours and up to three days.Just before serving, whip cream in medium bowl, to very soft peaks and gently fold into custard mixture until incorporated. Serve in chilled punch bowl or cups.copyright Cooks Illustrated


Calories: 151 Calories From Fat: 66%
Protein: 6g Carbohydrate: 5g
Cholesterol: 152mg Sodium: 116mg


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