And as promised, here's the first of 6 Christmas goodies I baked for this year...
Eggnog, or egg nog, is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, beaten eggs (which gives it a frothy texture), and liquor. Brandy, rum, whisky, bourbon, Kahlúa, vodka, or a combination of liquors are sometimes added; and the finished serving would be garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.Eggnog is a popular drink throughout the United States and Canada, and is usually associated with winter celebrations such as Thanksgiving,Christmas, and the New Year. Commercial non-alcoholic eggnog is typically available only in the winter season. Eggnog may be added as a flavouring to food or drinks such as coffee and tea. Eggnog as a custard can also be used as an ice cream base.
So I found this recipe on LickTheBowlGood and decided it had to be on my list.
- 1 package of yellow cake mix
- 1 1/2 cups of eggnog
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp rum essence
- 1/2 ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
- Grease the bundt tin with softened butter
- Press sliced almonds around the buttered surface of the tin
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl on medium speed for about 2 mins
- Carefully spoon batter into prepared pan
- Put cake into oven for about 30 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out dry
- Cool for 10 mins before inverting onto a cooling rack
It doesn't look very fancy like a log cake or iced fruit cake or anything but it's a nice change from all the overly rich food usually served at Christmas.
"She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."Matthew 1:21