Eggnog recipe battle

I am super happy, that I got to spend Christmas at home in Warsaw, Poland.

Hamburg is awesome and I have tons of fun, but there is no better place than home.

In Poland, the main celebration is during Christmas Eve on the 24th of December.

Again we try to combine our traditions and make the most of it.

Every year we meet up at my Sisters house.

We try to share work so everyone is happy and relaxed, Bryan said he is gonna make ham rolls, and I did ginger banana bread, and eggnog.

But, first we had to do some shopping, we had to get ingredients and also get some presents!

Thankfully, most of the people went home for Christmas and the mall was pretty empty.

The plan was simple; presents shopping, fast food break, grocery shopping, and finally home. I wrapped the presents, Bryan made ham rolls, I made eggnog, and banana bread and  Bryan played video games.

It was my first time to make eggnog, and it was quite a challenge. I will share my eggnog recipe.  I had to modify it, cause I am allergic to cinnamon ☹

EGGNOG

 

* 4 cup  (1l) of milk

* 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed

* 4 eggs – yolks

* 2/3 (130g) cup sugar

* 3/4 cup (175ml) Cotton candy vodka

In a bowl or a stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted.

Heat up the milk in a pot with the vanilla in it.

Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth.

Than put the mixture in a pot and heat it up.

Remove the vanilla stick, and slowly add your vodka.

Leave it outside in the cold or in your fridge to cool off.

And voila, it is ready

It turned out really, really good. Everyone liked it. I was so proud of myself, and then my Dad smiles and says. Back in the day (communism area) we did eggnog by ourselves.

How much spirit did you add.

Ummm spirit? There is cotton candy vodka in it.

And my dad was like, you need to make it stronger (!).

 

* 3 cups (700 ml) of milk

* 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed

* 6 eggs – yolks

* 2/3 (130g) cup sugar

* 3 cup (700 ml) spirit

 

The rest looks the same, just the proportions and alcohol have changed.

So, we have shared our recipes and you can do it more american style or more polish or both.

The most important thing is to make it with love, than everybody will like it more.

Holly jolly one!  Ho, ho, ho!