Sunday, 16 December 2012

What Came First, The Egg or the Nog?

I am not eggnog's biggest fan, but even the smell of eggnog makes me feel warm and Christmasy. My favourite eggnog recipe has got to be Eggnog Sponge because I love the way this easy to make cake separates into a creamy, eggy pudding on the bottom and a light, fluffy sponge on the top while it bakes. 
Also, the cake goes really well with a brandy laced whipped cream. But trying this comes with a warning - this Eggnog Sponge may make you really love eggnog!

Eggnog Sponge - serves 4 
1 egg, separated
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon brandy
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup eggnog
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat egg white until soft peaks form in a small bowl.

3. In another medium bowl, beat egg yolk with butter, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and brandy. Add flour to the butter mixture and then stir in eggnog.

4. Fold egg whites into eggnog mixture and divide between 4 6-ounze ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish and fill baking dish with water (about halfway up the outside of the ramekins.)

5. Bake for 30-35 minutes and serve with brandy laced whipped cream.

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