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Egg nog

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Egg nog is a delicious warming cocktail and is ideal to serve at the end of a Christmas dinner party.

Key Information

  • Prep:
    Bake:

    Total time:

  • Calories:
    Fat:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) separated
  • 50g 1⅞ oz White caster sugar (we like Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
  • 275ml 9⅜ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Double cream
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Brandy
  • Cocoa powder to serve

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Beat the egg yolk and sugar in a bowl until they make a smooth paste.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) separated
    • 50g 1⅞ oz White caster sugar (we like Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Warm the milk in a pan over a low heat. Meanwhile, whisk the egg white until it’s softly whipped but not too stiff.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 275ml 9⅜ fl oz Milk (whole)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the cream for 1 minute to thicken slightly. Gradually add the yolk mixture to the milk, gently whisking as you pour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Double cream
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Pour in the cream, then the egg white. Take off the heat and stir in the brandy. Pour into glasses, making sure there is some froth on top.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Brandy
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Draw a star (using a cutter as a guide) on a piece of baking paper and cut it out. Rest the star cut-out on top of egg nog glass and carefully sprinkle some cocoa powder over to create an attractive design. Alternatively why not try using grated nutmeg.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Cocoa powder to serve