A True Roux
A True Roux

Peter's favorite Eggnog!

2003_0430yule0054 My brother in law Peter is a lovely, quiet, very laid back research scientist. 363 days of the year he is a semi -strict vegetarian, who hardly ever touches alcohol, except (I think!) when he is in Paris! However on Christmas day and Solstice eve, he has been known to sweetly beg for this eggnog, and being the doll that he is, I never refuse to make it for him! It's wonderful when served in a punchbowl surrounded by spicy, fragrant yuletide greenery! You can make the recipe from scratch if you desire, but frankly, when the organic eggnogs that are sold in the markets are so good why bother (and you have the added bonus of not having to worry about raw eggs!)!

All you will need is :

3 quarts of organic eggnog (It does need to be organic, the others have all kinds of strange things in them!)

About 2 cups of really good rum! I personally love the Captain Morgan's special reserve for this recipe. It's already infused with spices and vanilla....practically perfume! ( And I have been known to use it as such!)

Lots of creme chantilly that has been infused with vanilla extract, sugar syrup and some rum flavoring.

A liberal sprinkling of ,

Nutmeg for joy and good luck, Cinnamon for love and prosperity and Allspice for good health throughout the year!

The recipe itself is quite easy, simply put the eggnog into a punch bowl and whisk in the rum. Ladle the creme chantilly onto the eggnog so that it looks like fluffy clouds of cream, sprinkle with the spices and serve. You will need to add more cream on top as the evening unfolds because the creme chantilly gets folded into the eggnog, making it AMAZING! Serve in a lovely punch or tea cup with a kiss and a wish!

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