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Margot’s Lethal Eggnog

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Margot’s Lethal Eggnog

Makes 24 Cups

 

Holiday time is upon us and so I want to share with you this really fabulous eggnog recipe that I have made for many years. I haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t absolutely rave about it.  However, please make sure that you and your guests all drink it in moderation because it’s so good and goes down so easy that it’s easy to guzzle a lot of it without realizing the effects.  If you wish to cut down on the hard liquor amounts, please do.  It’ll still be good.  And as always, if any of your guests have driven to your fun event and have maybe enjoyed this nog a bit too much, please make sure that the guests have a designated driver to get them home.  As a fun aside, did you know that there was an Eggnog Riot that occurred at the United States Military Academy in December 1826?  Evidently whiskey was smuggled into the barracks to make eggnog for a Christmas Day party and the incident must have turned into a huge rowdy party because it resulted in the court-martialing of 20 cadets and one enlisted soldier.  So there you are; that’s why I call it “Margot’s Lethal Eggnog”.  You never can tell what can happen when making and enjoying this.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 Gallon French Vanilla Ice Cream (softened)
  2. 1 Pint Whipped Whipping Cream
  3. 1 Pint Rum (white or dark)
  4. 1/2 Pint Brandy or Bourbon (I use bourbon because it’s less sweet tasting)

 

Directions:

  1. Let soften the ice cream; this may take up to an hour at room temp.
  2. Whip the whipping cream.
  3. In a large punch bowl, or any kind of nice holiday container, fold the whipped cream into the ice cream.  Add the booze, stir a bit and sprinkle a bit of nutmeg on the top.
  4. Around your bowl place your nog cups, a shaker with nutmeg, and of course a ladle in the bowl.
  5. Bon Appetit and as I said—BEWARE but enjoy and be safe.

 

For easy access and printing of this and past recipes, visit Margot’s blog http://blog.tempinnkeeper.com  Call Margot for personal cooking help @ 721-3551.

Margot is a self-taught enthusiastic & passionate cook. Having been an inn-keeper for 5 years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes which she loves to share.

 

 

 

 

Panettone Bread Pudding

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Serves 8 to 10 serving

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Now, run out and get that panettone so that you can make this for your special New Year Day breakfast or brunch.  Don’t start the year out counting the calories—give yourself the first day of the year permission to make this delectable dish for you and everyone else to enjoy.  Then go on your diet.  Happy, Joyous and Healthy New Year to one and all.

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound loaf panettone bread,( crusts trimmed if you wish however I don’t do that), bread cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. 8 eggs
  3. 1 ½ C. whipping cream
  4. 2 ½ C. whole milk
  5. 1 ¼ C. sugar

Directions for Bread Pudding:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly butter a 13X9X2-inch baking dish
  3. Arrange the bread cubes in the prepared dish
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk and sugar to blend.
  5. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and press the bread cubes gently to submerge.
  6. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the bread cubes into the custard mixture.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  8. After 2 or more hours, remove dish from frig. and bring up to room temp.
  9. Bake until the pudding puffs and is set in the center, about 45 minutes. (Remember we are at altitude so possibly a bit longer.) Cool slightly.

Ingredients for Amaretto Sauce:

  1. ½ cup whipping cream
  2. ½ cup whole milk
  3. 3 tablespoons sugar
  4. ¼ cup amaretto or some sort of coffee liqueur
  5. 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions for the Amaretto sauce:

  1. Bring the cream, milk, and sugar to a boil in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat, STIRRING FREQUENTLY.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the amaretto and cornstarch to blend and then whisk into the cream mixture.
  3. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, about 2 minutes.
  4. Set aside and keep warm.
  5.  This sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate and re-warm before serving.

End result:

Spoon the bread pudding into bowls, drizzle with the warm amaretto sauce, serve, and don’t plan for any left-overs.

Bon Appetit

   For easy access and printing of this and past recipes, visit Margot’s blog http://blog.tempinnkeeper.com  Call Margot for personal cooking help @ 721-3551.

Margot is a self-taught enthusiastic & passionate cook. Having been an inn-keeper for 5 years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes which she loves to share.