|First, we should introduce the newest member of our family: Ed the Eggbeater. When the plastic teeth on our old one finally did more slipping than biting, we decided to upgrade to one that was made probably 50 years ago. (They just don't make them like they used to! Darn kids, rastess frastess gobbeldy gook...). Ed's got stainless steel gears, a near-zero-clearance connector piece at the bottom, and an ergonomically correct handle, like he's from the future. So, if you ever happen to find yourself antique shopping with your mother-in-law on a beautiful gardening day, keep an eye out for one of these guys, and it will be a nice silver lining. We just might have to have another go at egg-beater butter making, now that we've got Ed. Thanks, Shari!|
|The recipe starts out like it always does here: separate the yolks from six eggs and beat them with Ed (or your analogous tool) until they're thick and yellow. Then add 1.5 cups milk and heat 'em up until they hit 160 °F to kill all the salmonella.|
|Then add the alcohol-soaked marshmallow to the glass of eggnog, add another tablespoon of liquor, and light the sucker on fire. Ethanol burns with a bluish flame, indicating that very little soot (carbon) is produced. Ha ha, look at it go!|
6 egg yolks
1.5 cups milk
another 1.5 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
10 marshmallows, quartered
Another marshmallow per glass, soaked in concentrated alcohol
1 tablespoon concentrated alcohol
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup and at least two graham cracker sections per cup
Beat egg yolks and 1.5 cups milk until uniform. Heat mixture to 160 °F, stirring often. Add sugar and quartered marshmallows, stir until dissolved. Chill (or don't) and pour into glasses worthy of National Marshmallow Toasting Day. Soak extra marshmallow in concentrated alcohol, add to glasses. Add another tablespoon of concentrated alcohol to glasses, light on fire. Swish marshmallow around to toast evenly. Blow out fire before marshmallow melts. Add graham crackers, garnish with chocolate syrup.
How are you celebrating National Marshmallow Toasting Day (other than with eggnog)? Do you know of any other ways to flambé eggnog? Let us know in the comments section below!