Hey guys! Cheers to the new year!
First and foremost, I’d like to apologize. With the change of design, I was forced to change the web address, which led to complications I was not expecting for the security of the site. I just want to let everyone know that you have nothing to worry about here, and you never will.
The combination of finals, Christmas, getting a job, figuring out courses for the new semester, and trying to squeeze in some time with the people I love, things around here have been H E C T I C. I haven’t been able to get on the phone with BlueHost until now to get the security warning fixed(to be clear, there was never a security problem, just an issue in links to the blog directing it to the security pop up) and didn’t want to post before I had it fixed.
Plus I was in a bit of a slump. I had a list of Christmas ideas but wasn’t sure where to start, and I allowed my busy-ness create an excuse for me. It is inexcusable, and for that, I apologize. My new year’s resolution is to maintain a bit more of a regular posting schedule, along with a few other things.
ALRIGHT NOW THAT THAT’S OVER LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S IMPORTANT. EGGNOG.
It has recently come to my attention that a significant portion of the population believes eggnog is disgusting. And to be fair, everyone I have spoken to is drinking carton eggnog. Which should burn in the fiery pits of hell for being such a horrible imposter for such a wonderful drink.
Realistically, the reason that carton “eggnog” is utterly revolting boils down to a couple main points: 1) the sugar content 2) the alcohol content and 3) the fact that it’s not eggnog? Really, guys, eggnog is made by combining the yolks, sugar, alcohol, and cream, and then folding it into the whipped whites, creating a divinity of creamy, boozy, glory. It’s like a meringue; if the egg whites aren’t separated out and whipped, it’s not going to work. Period. The end. No ands, ifs, or buts.
Eggnog, when made correctly, also contains alcohol. Which the store-bought stuff doesn’t. So what’s the point, really? Without the alcohol, you get no additional flavour, it’s like trying to drink really rich whipped cream. It’ll make you gag. Plus you won’t be a little buzzed while spending the day with your family(which some need to get through such a wonderful holiday without attacking a loved one).
Real Eggnog? Real eggnog is the food of the gods. Invented because it combined the three most expensive commodities of the time(eggs, cream, and alcohol), it truly is a decadent drink. And it’s so easy to make.
My family has been using “Uncle Angelo’s eggnog” recipe from liquor.com
for years, and it’s to die for. It makes enough for a crowd, and you’ll likely be using a pyrex measuring cup to measure out the bourbon and rum, but h o l y is it good. Trust me. Try it. I promise it won’t taste like the sweetened-condensed bullshit you’re used to.
Eggnog, The Real Way
serves 4-6, depending on consumption levels
6 eggs, split into yolks and whites
3/4 cup or 150g white sugar
1quart of whole milk
1 pint of heavy cream
8 oz Bourbon
nutmeg(to grate on top)
- Stir together egg yolks and 1/2 cup(100g) of the sugar in a bowl, until lighter in colour
- Stir in milk, heavy cream, and alcohol
- In a separate bowl, free from grease, whip the egg whites and remaining sugar until stiff peaks form
- Fold a third of the meringue into the yolk/booze/dairy mixture
- Fold another third in
- Fold the yolk/booze/dairy/ 0.66 of the whipped whites mixture into the remaining whites
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO BANG ALL THE AIR OUT FOR GOD’S SAKE
- Serve, topped with nutmeg
- Drink enough to get through the political debates with your family
- Regret(the next morning)
See? SO easy. Go forth and shine your enlightened views upon your friends and family.