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Egg nog

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This traditional festive egg nog is a delicious warming cocktail and ideal to serve at the end of a Christmas dinner party.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) separated
  • 50g 1⅞ oz White caster sugar (we use 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 use 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

    To finish simply dust with cocoa powder. Nutmeg or cinnamon also works nicely for a festive twist.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Cocoa powder to serve