29 December 2009

Leftover Eggnog?

Leftover eggnog? I'm sure you made your own! If you bought eggnog, I'm sure you checked to see that the main ingredients were milk and/or cream, sugar, and egg yolks.

1.

Now think about it; eggnog is just an ice cream base waiting to be frozen. Grab that sad carton out of the refrigerator and pour it into the ice cream maker.


If you made your own eggnog and you used quite a bit of alcohol, this will not work as well as the alcohol won't freeze. Now that you have eggnog ice cream, lets make a topping. Grab that bit of leftover cranberry sauce and heat it gently. You can add a bit of water if need be. Let the sauce form a nice syrup. Pour the cranberry syrup over your eggnog ice cream. Now add a shot of cheer.


2.

The breakfast speciality at Doe Run Farm is 3B Pancakes (Bisquick, Buttermilk and Bacon). Grab that Bisquick and make pancakes.

Eggnog Pancakes

2 cups Bisquick
1 cup eggnog
a bit of oil for cooking

Stir until well mixed. Pour onto a hot skillet or griddle. Make sure the pancake if full of bubbles and the edges are brown before turning. (The sugar in the eggnog makes these pancakes a bit unforgiving, so try to refrain from turning them early or they may stick. It makes them less than beautiful, but tasty just the same.)

Sorry, we ate all the pancakes before anyone could get a picture!


3.

Add another 1/2 cup of eggnog to the batter and make crepes. Fill them with ice cream or top with your cranberry syrup.

4.

Remember, eggnog is just a thin custard. Use it to make rice pudding.


Eggnog Rice Pudding

3 cups cooked rice
1 cup eggnog
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 currants
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 tablespoons butter

Place the currants in a cup and add the bourbon to soak.

Generously butter a pudding basin

In a medium bowl, mix the cooked rice, eggnog, sugar, and soaked currants with the bourbon

Pour into the pudding basin and bake at 375F for about 30 minutes

As you can see, I really buttered the basin! Also, you might notice that I had a few extra currants left in a bag so I used them all, and added extra bourbon to soak them in, so my Eggnog Rice Pudding looked a bit dark.
Not to worry. In true English style, I spooned it into a bowl and add a bit more eggnog as a custard.


5.

Repeat the rice pudding recipe with stale bread. Grab that basket of stale dinner roles, and rip them into lovely bite-sized pieces.

Eggnog Bread Pudding

3 cups stale bread, torn into small pieces
1 cup eggnog
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 currants
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 tablespoons butter

Place the currants in a cup and add the bourbon to soak.

Generously butter a small, ovenproof pan

In a medium bowl, mix the bread, eggnog, sugar, and soaked currants with the bourbon

Pour into the pan and bake at 375F for about 30 minutes
6.

Try eggnog cornbread. Hey, I'm a Southerner and we can make anything into cornbread. You may know that here at Doe Run Farm, we were without electricity for a time and snowed in. The larder was looking a bit lean. I was out of milk, but I did have half a carton of eggnog. I needed some cornbread. Generally, I am ADAMANT that no sugar should ever go into cornbread, but desperate times...

Eggnog Cornbread

1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 cup eggnog
1 tablespoon oil

Heat oven to 400F

Mix the cornmeal and eggnog and stir not a batter

On the stove top, heat the oil in an iron skillet until just smoking

Carefully pour the cornmeal mixture into the iron skillet and let cook for about 1 minuet

Move the skillet to the oven and let cook about 30 minutes, until the top of the bread cracks


Now, run out to the grocery and buy that eggnog that is on sale.

3 comments:

  1. I can and will make the cornbread tonight. thanks

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  2. Karen@ Junking in GeorgiaDecember 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    i am sure i gain weight by just reading your blog..yes, yes, there has been some real eating going on as well thanks anyway I enjoy Lucindaville

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  3. Thanks for this wonderful post. I have never made ice cream before but you have inspired. I love eggnog and will try it with the rice pudding.

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