I am starting to go into freak-out mode. One of my favorite drinks to make during the holiday season is eggnog. A couple of weeks ago I had to miss my normal Monday girls' night, and I was appalled to hear that the girls had eggnog out of a container. Dr. Ash had never had eggnog before and I think she might be scared for life. Why am I freaking out? Well, I have the most amazing eggnog's recipe that calls for separating egg yolks from egg whites, a blender or mixer...I cannot find it anywhere!!! I'm thinking that I will probably just wing it and come up with my own little concoction from memory. So, since I haven't perfected it yet to share it, I will share another one of my eggnog flavored holiday treats. Eggnog butter adds such a simple holiday twist to your normal waffles. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Belgian Waffles with Eggnog Butter and Orange Syrup
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 (1/4 oz.) envelope active dry yeast
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
Combine milk, water and butter in a 4-cup glass measuring cup; microwave on high for a minute and a half.
Add milk mixture to dry ingredients alternately with eggs, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer just until dry ingredients are blended. Cover and chill batter 8 hours.
Pour batter, 1 cup at a time, into a preheated, oiled waffle iron; cook until golden. Yields 16 (4") waffles.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. rum extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Beat butter at high speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Stir in nutmeg and extracts. Cover and chill. Yields 1 1/4 cups.
1 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup orange marmalade
Combine syrup and marmalade in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until mixture comes to a simmer and marmalade melts, about 5 minutes. Yields 1 1/2 cups.