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Classic Eggnog Recipe

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12 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 + 1/2 cups bourbon
1/2 cup brandy
6 cups milk
ground nutmeg
1 cup heavy or whipping cream

About 2 hours before serving or early in the day;

In large bowl with mixer @ lower speed, beat egg yolks and sugar until blended. At high speed, beat until thick + lemon colored, about 15 minutes, frequently scraping bowl with rubber spatula. One tablespoon @ a time beat in bourbon + brandy (egg-yolk mixture may curdle if bourbon + brandy are beaten in too quickly. Cover bowl and chill.

About 20 minutes before serving; In a chilled bowl, stir egg-yolk mixture, milk + 1 + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg until blended.

In a large bowl with mixer @ high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
In a small bowl, using same beaters with mixer @ medium speed, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

With rubber spatula or wire whisk, gently fold egg whites + whipping cream into egg-yolk mixture until just blended.




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