Sunday, December 23, 2007

Good Nog - Bad Nog

UpdateGranny's no-fat- no sugar version is amazing! I am never buying the stuff in a carton again! And I suppose you could add the real "nog" if you wanted to.

In the interest of playing fair, I am posting both recipes for Egg Nog. The first recipe is from Granny, the second from a nice lady in Bartlesville Oklahoma named Mary Martin. No - not the one of South Pacific and Peter Pan fame - although how cool would that be?

Guilt Free Egg Nog - Fat Free, Sugar Free

In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups skim milk with 1 -ounce package instant sugar free vanilla pudding mix.
Stir well until thickened.
Add 2 more cups skim milk and 1 cup egg substitute (like Egg Beaters); mix well.
Stir in 2 to 3 teaspoons rum extract. 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg until the mixture is well blended, smooth, and coats a spoon.
Refrigerate over night . Serves 10

Cook's note: Add Splenda to taste if you like a sweeter nog. If it thickens too much, simply stir in more skim milk until it reaches your desired consistency.

When I have egg nog I always think of Grandma, she loved it! And she always wanted a little "Nog", its the only alcoholic thing she ever drank. We always used Brandy instead of Rum - but its good either way.

Staats Ranch Egg Nog - Full of sugar, fat, and booze

2 quarts milk
6 eggs, separated
3 cups sugar
12 ounces bourbon
6 ounces rum
1 1/2 quarts whipping cream

Beat egg yolks until thick. Add bourbon and rum very slowly in a thin steady stream. Stir in sugar. In a different bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until tiff. Fold whites into yolk mixture and stir until smooth. Add milk. Whip the cream and fold in. Refrigerate 24 hours to ripen and thicken. Stir before serving and sprinkle with nutmeg.

I think Grandma would have liked this recipe. Certainly plenty of "Nog" in there!
I am taking both recipes to the Vestry hosted Pre-Christmas Eve party at the request of Fr. David.

Coming soon: Pictures of the National Christmas Tree taken yesterday on our twirl through DC!

1 comment:

OkieGran said...

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year Happy Birthday!
So glad you liked the recipe! Have a happpy day Love you MOM