Re-posted from 2009
This is a recipe my father used back in the 40’s. Many years ago, I found it among his things, but never made it until tonight. Now I will never make any other version. It’s really airy yet creamy, with just the right balance of booze.
I Twitter/Facebooked about this tonight, and am posting it here after several requests. After all, we still have New Year’s to go through!
Note that this recipe uses raw eggs. If this scares you, I doubt you’d be on this site anyway, but normal warnings apply. Use good, clean eggs and break them correctly (not on the side of a bowl).
Beat 8 egg whites until stiff peaks.
Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until incorporated. Set aside for a moment.
Beat 8 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar.
Put the whites back on the mixer, and fold in the beaten yolks
At a slower speed, add 1 qt heavy cream, 1 pt whole milk, beat some more.
Add 2 cups rum and 1/2 cup bourbon.
Take 20 mg Lipitor**
Pour into glasses, dust with freshly ground nutmeg
*uses raw egg. Follow normal precautions i.e. not drinking if you are pregnant (not that you would!) etc. Google for information if you are uncertain. **Yeah, the Liptor is a joke. Geeze, no more letters.