Homemade Tom and Jerry Batter (Eggnog)
- 12 eggs, separated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound butter, room temperature
- 3 pounds confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Beat egg whites and salt until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. mix until the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape.
Beat the egg yolks to soft peaks in a separate bowl. Beat the butter and confectioners’ (powdered) sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter mixture; mix. Stir in the nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and the egg whites; beat until well blended. Batter can be frozen or kept in refrigerator for several weeks.
For one drink, fill a cup of hot water or warm milk with spiced rum or brandy and stir in 1 heaping tablespoon of batter (or more). Top with freshly grated nutmeg. This makes a great non-alcoholic treat too!
Update: For more information on the history of egg nog check out this article