HOLIDAYEGGNOG (a variation)
Another great eggnog — with bourbon and rum but without brandy — made entirely with heavy cream, ratherthan a mix of heavy cream and milk.
6 egg yolks, room temperature
1 ¼ cups superfine sugar, divided
2 ½ cups milk
2 cups of bourbon
½ cup dark rum
6 egg whites, refrigerated
2 ½ cups heavy cream
Beat yolks until well blended. Gradually add one cup of sugar, beatingcontinuously. Add milk, bourbon and rum alternately, beating at low speed.Refrigerate for at least two hours.
Half an hour before serving eggnog, bring egg whites to room temperature. Beatwhites until frothy, add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar and continue beatinguntil the whites stand in firm peaks. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream.
Fold one cup of the yolk mixture into the whipped cream. Fold the egg whites andthe whipped cream mixture into the remaining yolk mixture until partiallyblended. Whisk the eggnog until smooth; a stainless whisk is best.
Serve cold, offering freshly grated nutmeg as a garnish.
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