Classic Cooked Egg Nog Recipes

Category Christmas

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 Large California Fresh Eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt -- optional
1 quart milk* -- divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
Gamishes or Stir-Ins -- optional

In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired. Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 1600F. Remove from heat.
Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours orovernight. Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve immediately. For faster preparation, heat milk until very warm before stirring milk into eggs and sugar.
MICROWAVE: In 2-quart liquid measure or bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired, until thoroughly blended. Set aside. In l-quart liquid measure or bowl, cook 2 cups of the milk on full power until bubbles form at edges, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir into egg mixture. Cook on 50% power until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 1600F, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Continue as above.

GARNISHES AND STIR-INS:
Choose 1 or several:
Chocolate curls Maraschino cherries
Cinnamon sticks Orange slices
Extracts or flavorings Peppermint sticks or candy canes
Flavored brandy or liqueur Plain brandy, rum or whiskey
Fruit juice or nectar Sherbet or ice cream
Ground nutmeg Whipping cream, whipped

Source:
"California Egg Commission"
S(Internet Address):
"http://www.eggcom.com"
Yield:
"1 1/2 quarts"