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MystikPiglit
11-11-2008, 03:50 PM
Does anyone have a tried & tested recipe for eggnog? Preferably a cooked one.

I can't find mine... :(

Thank you. :)

Skywatcher
11-11-2008, 04:30 PM
I have absolutely no idea what egnog is so I await the replies with interest

(shameless bump)

Dawn
11-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Step 1. Go to M & S

Step 2. Purchase carton of eggnog

Step 3. Drink

Skywatcher
11-11-2008, 04:36 PM
:dozey:

MystikPiglit
11-11-2008, 04:44 PM
I have absolutely no idea what egnog is so I await the replies with interest

It's the deliciousest drink ever! Originated in East Anglia.... ;)


Step 1. Go to M & S

Step 2. Purchase carton of eggnog

Step 3. Drink

They have it in M&S??!!!! :smiley4::bounce022:

mumof2
11-11-2008, 05:08 PM
found this (http://coffeetea.about.com/od/eggnog/r/cookednog.htm)

MystikPiglit
11-11-2008, 05:11 PM
Ooh, thank you! :) That sounds very similar to how I made it before.
They left out the bit about adding rum or brandy. :D

mumof2
11-11-2008, 05:16 PM
Ooh, thank you! :) That sounds very similar to how I made it before.
They left out the bit about adding rum or brandy. :D


this (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/eggnog-recipe2/index.html) one has bourbon - i may try it this year. would it be a bit like runny alcoholic custard?

Dorothy
11-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Step 1. Go to M & S

Step 2. Purchase carton of eggnog

Step 3. Drink

For those here in the states just replace M&S with the words "local grocery store" and then follow the rest of Dawn's directions :D

Johnie
11-11-2008, 09:51 PM
I don't think I have ever actually tasted eggnog. The name turns me off.

catrancher
11-11-2008, 10:36 PM
I don't think I have ever actually tasted eggnog. The name turns me off.

Ohhh.... goody! More for me! :laugh2:

Seriously, here's one I found somewhere on there on the World Wide Wait:

Eggnog


2 large eggs
1 quart nonfat milk
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon imitation rum or brandy flavoring

Beat eggs in a saucepan until blended. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat while stirring. Pour through a wire mesh strainer to remove any solids. Cool and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 8 1/2-cup servings.


Tom (who's especially fond of the rum or brandy bit)

BevW
11-11-2008, 11:08 PM
Step 1. Go to M & S

Step 2. Purchase carton of eggnog

Step 3. Drink

DAWN...that's MY recipe!!! Wow...that is such a coincidence!!!!

PsychoAlice
11-11-2008, 11:24 PM
brandy or rum FLAVORING???

Johnie
11-11-2008, 11:25 PM
yeah flavoring is not cool. It needs the real thing IMO.

PsychoAlice
11-11-2008, 11:31 PM
can we leave the eggnog out? i like it and all but it waters down the alcohol!!

Johnie
12-11-2008, 01:08 AM
Well I found something called a Ginger Snap

Captain Morgan, Eggnog and ginger brandy. MMMM sounds interesting.

Tink
12-11-2008, 02:41 AM
I have a wonderful recipe for eggnog (that you can add rum, or brandy, or bourbon, or whatever you please to it) and if you use pasturized eggs, there is no problem.

I'm not home though, so getting it to you will have to wait. :( :sorry:

Disneybumble
12-11-2008, 11:33 AM
I don't think I have ever actually tasted eggnog. The name turns me off.

Same here , the name makes me think of body builders who only drink raw eggs.
Somebody descibe the taste to me.

Dawn
12-11-2008, 12:31 PM
Can't. Never tasted it. You just shouldn't drink egg.

mumof2
12-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Same here , the name makes me think of body builders who only drink raw eggs.
Somebody descibe the taste to me.


i was at a friends and her hubby had made raw eggnog - it looked pukey.

i'd only want to try the cooked one. i can only imagine it's like runny custard but i don't want to try making it 'til someone tells me what it tastes like!

Disneybumble
12-11-2008, 01:27 PM
I have decided NO to eggnog.

mumof2
12-11-2008, 01:32 PM
I have decided NO to eggnog.


:lol:

Tink
12-11-2008, 01:32 PM
OK. It's not raw egg like at all. It's rich and creamy. Without the added liquor that's what it tastes like, rich and creamy. If you add brandy, or whatever of course the flavor then has that added.

Usually, there are spices like cinnamon and or nutmeg added to the blend. I like to grate fresh nutmeg on the top of each serving.

It's one of those things that if you like eggs and cream, what's not to like? If you don't like one or the other, or both then you won't like it.

However, some folks do object to the consistency as it is thick (various degrees of thickness, from a thick milk based drink, to some that are so thick you really need the added liquor to thin it enough to drink it). However, if you like a true milkshake, you won't have problems with consistency.

Do not be confused by those sorry drinks that use other than whole milk and cream. There is nothing diet friendly about proper eggnog! :lol: It was once used in treatment of the sick, given the properties (and the medical beliefs at the time).

I like custard, and don't find eggnog to taste like that at all.

mumof2
12-11-2008, 01:35 PM
thank you for explaining that Tink, I may try it....but I'm not sure yet! :lol:

Dawn
12-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Do you drink it warm or cold?

Tink
12-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Cold! (I can't imagne warm eggnog. THAT would be gross)! :lol:

mumof2
12-11-2008, 02:25 PM
so if i made the cooked one i'd let it cool before drinking presumably

Tink
12-11-2008, 03:05 PM
Yes. Although I've not made a cooked version, I would imagine you'd have to strain it (to be absolutely certain there were no bits of cooked egg :eek: ) and chill it before serving.

mumof2
12-11-2008, 04:49 PM
Yes. Although I've not made a cooked version, I would imagine you'd have to strain it (to be absolutely certain there were no bits of cooked egg :eek: ) and chill it before serving.

blech! I'm not so sure about trying this after all! :shocked025:

Johnie
13-11-2008, 03:47 AM
Yes. Although I've not made a cooked version, I would imagine you'd have to strain it (to be absolutely certain there were no bits of cooked egg :eek: ) and chill it before serving.

I was thinking about trying it till I read this ;) blech

PsychoAlice
13-11-2008, 04:50 AM
Its magically delicious....

Tink
13-11-2008, 05:13 AM
Actually, any time you cook a smooth custard like recipe you should strain it after it's cooked. It's a precaution against any bits of egg that may have separated in the cooking process.

Wolfgang Puck taught me that. :D :D

Dawn
13-11-2008, 08:13 AM
Oooh no, any drink that needs straining just sounds wrong.

Tink
13-11-2008, 08:33 AM
Well, as I said. I don't cook eggnog. If I'm concerned about the eggs, I use pasturized. I've always used organic, free range eggs and have never had a problem. If I were to serve it to elderly guests, or those with compromised immune systems, then I would be certain to use the pasturized eggs too.

I'm a little surprised that none of you seem to like it (or know it). I would have thought that it originated in the UK. :unsure: Good job that I'm not a food historian, eh?

Skywatcher
13-11-2008, 08:35 AM
:unsure:

drinking eggs - I have yet to be convinced

mumof2
13-11-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm a little surprised that none of you seem to like it (or know it).


:sick007: it's the eggy bit that puts me off :lipwobble:

PsychoAlice
13-11-2008, 11:59 AM
It seriously tastes nothing like eggs....

mumof2
13-11-2008, 12:03 PM
It seriously tastes nothing like eggs....

promise?

lisaw
13-11-2008, 12:04 PM
I was put off eggs a few years ago after Skywatchers definition of what an egg is :sick007: So the thought of one in a drink :shocked025: me!

Could possibly go for the cooked version though :unsure:

mumof2
13-11-2008, 12:10 PM
I was put off eggs a few years ago after Skywatchers definition of what an egg is :sick007: So the thought of one in a drink :shocked025: me!

Could possibly go for the cooked version though :unsure:

oh see now you've gone and said that you've put me off again! I have a fragile relationship with eggs....

urgh, and i just remembered last week i cracked open a really rotten stinking one - i was making cakes and it's a good job i crack them into a bowl first to get rid of the 'yukky' bits......it was nasty! :(

Dawn
13-11-2008, 12:17 PM
It's a chicken embryo.

mumof2
13-11-2008, 12:52 PM
yeah, thanks Dawn :(

Figment
13-11-2008, 12:56 PM
Homemade eggnog is SOOO much better than the stuff you buy in the carton...and I've only ever made it with raw eggs as well. It's really very good and doesn't taste at all like eggs. My dad used to add an egg when he would make a chocolate milkshake. ;)

Dawn
13-11-2008, 01:00 PM
My dad used to add an egg when he would make a chocolate milkshake. ;)

Oh lordy it gets worse. :lol:

Figment
13-11-2008, 01:02 PM
All of you guys loathe to try this...you DO realize that most icecream has cooked eggs in it, right? In fact, if you've ever made homemade ice cream...eggnog is about the same consitency of the mix before you add it to the freezer.

Dawn
13-11-2008, 01:07 PM
eggnog is about the same consitency of the mix before you add it to the freezer.

And therein lies the problem. :rofl:

Still it means more eggnog for someone else.

Tink
13-11-2008, 02:06 PM
Ya'll are just too funny! :lol:

Good point Figment. :yes:

PsychoAlice
13-11-2008, 03:01 PM
yea!! does ice cream taste like eggs? nooo

And unless "Fertilized" an egg is not an embryo...geesh did yall not take sex ed?

Tink
13-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Well, in the human sexuality course I took, we didn't talk about no chikkins.

lisaw
13-11-2008, 03:07 PM
It's a chicken embryo.

It actually went a step before embryo - embryo I could cope with :lol:

MystikPiglit
13-11-2008, 03:32 PM
would it be a bit like runny alcoholic custard?
Sort of, but much creamier and yummy.


I don't think I have ever actually tasted eggnog. The name turns me off.

Think of it as 'posset' then :D


There is nothing diet friendly about proper eggnog!

:lol:


Do you drink it warm or cold?

Cold, from the fridge.


so if i made the cooked one i'd let it cool before drinking presumably

Yep, refridgerate overnight. :)


, I would imagine you'd have to strain it (to be absolutely certain there were no bits of cooked egg :eek: ) and chill it before serving.

No straining involved if you make it properly! :D


Its magically delicious....

:p015: Yes indeed!!


Oooh no, any drink that needs straining just sounds wrong.

Definitely no straining should be involved!




I'm a little surprised that none of you seem to like it (or know it). I would have thought that it originated in the UK. :unsure: Good job that I'm not a food historian, eh?

Eggnog, or a very similar drink, may have originated in East Anglia, England though it may also have been developed from posset (a medieval beverage made with hot milk).
The drink crossed the Atlantic to the English colonies during the 18th century.

Tink
13-11-2008, 04:54 PM
Have to disagree on the straining. :D :D It's an insurance policy. Rather like cracking eggs into a separate dish before adding them to a mixture. :yes: No matter though. One cook's "gotta do" is another cook's "never do!" :D :D

I surely didn't think eggnog originated with Native American Indians, so it HAD to come here from another country. Given that the English were some of the first "over" I expected eggnog to have some connection to Britain. :D

MystikPiglit
13-11-2008, 04:56 PM
One cook's "gotta do" is another cook's "never do!" :D :D

:p015: :lol:

Tinker
14-11-2008, 01:29 AM
I use Captain Morgan Spiced Rum in my eggnog but Ginger Brandy sounds good, too . Do you use them both Johnie ?

Johnie
14-11-2008, 01:57 AM
I've never even tried it Tinker. I plan to remedy that this holiday season!

Tinker
14-11-2008, 02:27 AM
Oh, Get Out !!! LOL Sounds like a plan then .
Funny Story I have a recipe for Tipsy Sweet Potatoes made with Jack Daniels . I make them every year for Thanksgiving . So, last year Jim picks up the bottle and says Honey what did you use the rum for ... OOPS !!! Those sweet mashed potatoes were better with the Captain Morgans . This year I'm buying an extra big bottle of rum . :D

PsychoAlice
14-11-2008, 02:51 AM
mmmm my rum balls....waiting for it...waiting for it....

Shellyamc
14-11-2008, 04:33 AM
I always buy it for Dh around the holiday season. I don't like the taste much, but he always fills a cup of half milk and half eggnog. Don't know why :unsure:

PsychoAlice
14-11-2008, 04:57 AM
because its really really rich...ive been known to do that..

Disneybumble
14-11-2008, 10:56 AM
Drinking cold eggs no matter what it's laced with, Is NOT happening in the Bumble house this year or next.

mumof2
14-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Drinking cold eggs no matter what it's laced with, Is NOT happening in the Bumble house this year or next.


not even if it's cooked? i keep thinking i may try the cooked version, then i just get scared!

Disneybumble
14-11-2008, 11:55 AM
Mairead it sounds disgusting . Hot,cold,tepid, frozen. Drinking eggs it's not right.

mumof2
14-11-2008, 12:35 PM
Mairead it sounds disgusting . Hot,cold,tepid, frozen. Drinking eggs it's not right.


i must admit it makes me shudder a bit! :lol:

Disneybumble
14-11-2008, 01:11 PM
i must admit it makes me shudder a bit! :lol:

Good so when i come round on Christmas eve, I don't want to offend you by refusing a glass of eggnog.:gy:

mumof2
14-11-2008, 01:14 PM
Good so when i come round on Christmas eve, I don't want to offend you by refusing a glass of eggnog.:gy:


no! and you won't be offended if i don't offer you one! ;)

MystikPiglit
14-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Drinking cold eggs no matter what it's laced with, Is NOT happening in the Bumble house this year or next.

:lol: You wouldn't be drinking cold eggs. It is similar to making icecream or custard. Don't you lke those?



not even if it's cooked? i keep thinking i may try the cooked version, then i just get scared!

Do it! :D You won't be disappointed. :D

mumof2
14-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Do it! :D You won't be disappointed. :D

shall I? it would be something a bit different to offer to my family when they come for Christmas Day tea wouldn't it - do I have to make it on the day or can I do it the day before?

MystikPiglit
14-11-2008, 01:57 PM
shall I? it would be something a bit different to offer to my family when they come for Christmas Day tea wouldn't it - do I have to make it on the day or can I do it the day before?

I like to make some on Christmas Eve and chill it overnight. :) Have a practice run before then though. :D

mumof2
14-11-2008, 01:58 PM
I like to make some on Christmas Eve and chill overnight. :) Have a practice run before then though. :D


ok - i might do then. If i make a plain one can i just stir in some brandy when i serve it, just thinking of the drivers.

MystikPiglit
14-11-2008, 02:00 PM
ok - i might do then. If i make a plain one can i just stir in some brandy when i serve it, just thinking of the drivers.

Yes, that's best. :) Or make 2 jugs. But don't get them muddled up. :lol:

Shellyamc
14-11-2008, 02:05 PM
because its really really rich...ive been known to do that..

aha..I guess Dh is a little bit normal:p015:

mumof2
14-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Yes, that's best. :) Or make 2 jugs. But don't get them muddled up. :lol:

:oops: that wouldn't be good would it? :lol:

MystikPiglit
14-11-2008, 02:36 PM
:oops: that wouldn't be good would it? :lol:

It certainly wouldn't!

Let me know if you make some and what you think of it. :)

In the meantime I'm going to check and see if my local M&S sells it in cartons, although it probably won't taste as delicious as homemade. :)

mumof2
14-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Let me know if you make some and what you think of it. :)

yes, i will. I'm sure i saw the recipe in one of christmas magazines (I keep the ones i like 'cos they're so, well, Christmassy!) - i'll see if i can find it.