Christmas Eggnog

- 6 galbenusuri/6 egg yolks
- 3 cuisoare intregi/3 cloves, whole
- 2 cesti lapte/2 cups milk
- 2 cesti frisca lichida/2 cups cream
- 1 ceasca brandy/1 cup brandy
- 1 ceasca zahar/1 cup sugar
- 2 lgr esenta vanilie/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1 lgr scortisoara macinata/1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- ¾ lgr nucsoara macinata/¾ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
Intr-o cratita, la foc mic, amestecam laptele + scortisoara + cuisoarele + 1 lgr esenta vanilie./In a saucepan over low heat, blend the milk, cinnamon, cloves and half a teaspoon of the vanilla essence.
Amestecam continuu, pana la punctul de fierbere./Keep stirring while mixture heats, and remove from heat just before boiling point. Separat mixam galbensurile + zaharul, pana obtinem o compozitie pufoasa./In a bowl, mix together the sugar with all those egg yolks. Make sure you whisk them well so that they're light and fluffy. Apoi turnam laptele fierbinte, putin cate putin peste galbenusuri, amestecand bine./Gently and a little at a time, pour in the milk mixture while continuing to whisk.

Punem compozitia rezultata la foc mic, amestecand mereu, pana ajunge la punctul de fierbere./Transfer mixture back into your saucepan over a medium heat while continuing to stir.Keep stirring until your eggnog mixture starts to resemble custard.Never let the mixture to reach boiling point!! Trecem prin sita amestecul si lasam la rece pentru 2 ore./Pour and strain the mixture into a jug, making sure to remove the cloves.Stand jug in the fridge for an hour or two.

Adaugam frisca lichida (eu am pus Hulala) + brandy + 1 lgr. esenta vanilie + nucsoara./Gently stir in the cream, light rum, remaining vanilla and ground nutmeg. Punem la rece peste noapte./Put back into the fridge overnight. Servim rece presarand deasupra nucsoara, scortisoara sau cacao./Serve in cups with a little extra ground nutmeg, cinnamon or baking cocoa sprinkled lightly on top.

Am presarat nucsoara.