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Recipe with egg nog as an ingredient?

rosepoint Nov 7, 2010 10:24 AM

Help! I thought I purchased buttermilk at the store yesterday but when I got home I realized that I picked up egg nog instead. I do not like store bought egg nog at all. Any ideas on a recipe that would use up the egg nog?

I was thinking about making french toast and using the egg nog in place of the milk.

Hopefully someone will have some more ideas.

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    gordeaux Nov 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    If nothing else, same idea, different take:
    Gread pudding.
    At the heart of it, bread pudding is similar to a baked large scale french toast.

    1. chowser Nov 7, 2010 10:39 AM

      It's just eggs, cream/milk, sugar and (maybe) nutmeg for the most part so anything that would use those ingredients would work--bread pudding, tiramisu, trifle. I'll bet you can even find cakes and cookies with eggnog as a base.

      Yep, here you go:


      1. l
        love2bake Nov 7, 2010 10:48 AM

        I use egg nog instead of evaporated milk when I make pumpkin pie.

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        1. re: love2bake
          mamachef Nov 15, 2010 04:23 AM

          Eggnog Custard pie that you sport up with a little hard brown likker and nutmeg. Everything tastes better with hard brown likker. But don't put bacon in this.

        2. l
          LauraGrace Nov 7, 2010 10:48 AM

          We always put it in coffee when I was at home. Bread pudding and french toast are both good ideas. You could use it in any quick bread -- I think it'd be nice in pumpkin bread for sure. Or in pancakes or waffles. How about in place of milk in spice cake or carrot cake? Or -- crazy idea -- egg nog panna cotta?

          1. Adrienne Nov 7, 2010 11:59 AM

            Cheesecake is delicious with egg nog in it. I think I just added a cup or so to my regular batter.

            1. mattstolz Nov 7, 2010 12:15 PM

              egg nog ice cream!

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              1. re: mattstolz
                BamiaWruz Nov 14, 2010 09:56 PM

                I did this two years ago, put it straight into the ice cream machine with whole milk and it was DELICIOUS! Highly recommended.

              2. k
                karykat Nov 7, 2010 03:51 PM

                Great ideas here.

                I just saw a recipe for eggnog waffles. (If interested, let me know.)

                I definitely think it would work in cakes as chowser suggests.

                Maybe also things like panna cotta and custards.

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                1. re: karykat
                  rosepoint Nov 7, 2010 04:46 PM

                  Sure. I'd love to have the waffle recipe.

                  Great ideas everyone! Thanks.

                  1. re: rosepoint
                    karykat Nov 14, 2010 06:19 PM

                    Here's the recipe I saw for eggnog waffles:


                    It is paired with fried chicken. I think that's a southern combination? A little restaurant in our area had that combination. I wouldn't have thought of it, but it was great. (Helped that the chicken was fantastic and the waffles were good too.)

                2. z
                  ziggylu Nov 7, 2010 08:19 PM

                  This is a recipe I got off Chowhound several years ago. I forget now who the original poster was so apologies for not being able to give proper credit to him/her. It's become a family favorite and we make it a couple times each holiday season.

                  Egg Nog Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

                  3 c. all purpose flour
                  2 tsp. baking powder
                  1⁄2 tsp. salt
                  1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
                  1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
                  2 c. sugar
                  3 eggs
                  1 c. eggnog mixed with 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 Tbsp. dark rum

                  2 Tbsp. Dark rum
                  2 Tbsp. water
                  1⁄4 c. sugar

                  Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a tube pan.

                  Sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl twice. Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each egg. Scrape the bowl down again. On low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the eggnog mixture. End with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove. Brush on glaze while Cake is warm.

                  In a small bowl, blend rum, water and sugar. Warm on low heat until mixture thickens. Brush on with a pastry brush.

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                  1. re: ziggylu
                    goodhealthgourmet Nov 14, 2010 06:32 PM

                    OP was Andiereid...hasn't posted for a couple of years.


                  2. m
                    mtomto Nov 15, 2010 04:20 AM

                    2 parts Nog, 1 part Brandy or Cognac.


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                    1. re: mtomto
                      bushwickgirl Nov 15, 2010 05:10 AM

                      That couldn't be easier!

                      1. re: mtomto
                        GraydonCarter Dec 11, 2010 08:21 PM

                        Some people swear by the use of Bourbon, others Dark Spiced Rum. I recently used Amaretto and it was delish.

                        1. re: GraydonCarter
                          bushwickgirl Dec 11, 2010 09:49 PM

                          I prefer boubon or brandy, but golden rum is fine also. I've have to give the amaretto a try.

                      2. h
                        HillJ Dec 11, 2010 08:17 AM


                        Eggnog Rice Pudding, this one is light and delicious.

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                        1. re: HillJ
                          Hanky Dec 11, 2010 12:40 PM

                          I'm not an eggnog fan either but I have a daughter that is. Saw this recipe at AllRecipes and thinking about making them for her.
                          EggNog Cookies

                          * 1 1/4 cups white sugar
                          * 3/4 cup butter, softened
                          * 1/2 cup eggnog
                          * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                          * 2 egg yolks
                          * 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
                          * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
                          * 1 teaspoon baking powder
                          * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


                          1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
                          2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
                          3. Cream sugar and butter until light. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
                          4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake 20 to 23 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.

                          1. re: Hanky
                            HillJ Dec 11, 2010 02:29 PM

                            If you want to up the eggnog flavor for your daughter in an after bake. Mix 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar with enough egg nog to create a drizzle for each cookie.

                        2. othervoice Dec 12, 2010 06:19 AM

                          Last nights "Iron Chef" had lots of them. It was the secret ingredient!!!

                          1. mamachef Dec 12, 2010 07:18 AM

                            You could incorporate it into creme Anglaise and use it as an anchor for some berries atop a disk of puff pastry, or make a pate choux and do a cream filling with it; if you folded in some unsweetened whipped cream it would lighten up the eggnoggy factor. Or make eggnog rum balls; the unbaked kind with graham crackers and toasted nuts.

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                              tldmatrix Dec 12, 2010 07:42 AM

                              Check out the iron chef battle where flay vs morimoto and egg nog as secret ingredient for inspiration

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                                Lixer Dec 12, 2010 07:46 AM

                                I made this recipe for Egg nog Panna Cotta a few years ago and it was really great.

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