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Monday, December 19, 2005

Saucy Joe's Yellow Snow

Life's challenges often yield interesting results...

I was doing the random blog visit thang I do each week, where I keep clicking on the "next blog" button at the top right of this page. After going through some life experiences with several blog hosts, and learning how much they loved/hated life, friends, Seattle and various films/artists/groups and politicians, I was ready to opt out of bloggerville and seek out something more sanguine.

Surprisingly enough though, I happened upon a blog where the host shared her grandfather's killer egg nog recipe. She explained that while raw eggs could be problematic, this particular recipe had enough alcohol to likely wipe out stray bacteria. And, encouraging enough was the note that she'd actually cut the recipe in half because she didn't know anyone with a bowl big enough to hold the entire batch. Grandpa was our kind of guy!

So... we set out to replicate the recipe this last Saturday afternoon, and found inspiration in Frank Zappa's Apostrophe Album.

It was at that exact moment that he shared his sad tale of the "husky wee-wee had blinded me," that we saw the holes in the original recipe. We adjusted with the addition of tiny amounts of brown sugar, Ohio maple syrup and honey, and some serious hand mixer whipping, and delivered a superior mix. And, in honor of the inspirational role Frank played, we named the recipe accordingly.

Do not drink this in one sitting. Save some for your headache the next day -- nice creamy eggnog to settle your tummy AND your head. And cool enough, even though it's far from lo-cal, after two of these you don't feel fatter. You really don't feel your legs or much of anything except happy for the holidaze...

Here Goes:

Saucy Joes Yellow Snow
6 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 ½ quarts (5 pints) half-and-half
1 fifth brandy
1 cup dark rum
½ cup bourbon
½ cup dry sherry
½ tsp nutmeg, preferably freshly grated
1 small dollop of honey
1 small gloop of Ohio Maple Syrup
3 teaspoons brown sugar.

In a very large mixing bowl, beat the eggs to break up the yolks. Add the sugar, and beat on medium speed until the mixture is foamy and lightens a bit in color. Add the half-and-half, whisking to combine. Add the brandy, rum, bourbon, and dry sherry, Add the brown sugar, honey and maple syrup and WHIP the Hell out of it using a hand mixer to mix and froth up thoroughly. Add the nutmeg, whisk to distribute it evenly, and chill until serving. Whip it once more before serving and sprinkle cinammon onto foam in each cup you serve.

Yield: A lot.
Photo Illustration owes credit to Anthony Hare for the FZ illustration.


Blogger Saucy Joe Sullivan said...

If you have the patience and enough space in the fridge, let the Yellow Snow slumber overnight. Our batch tasted better each day. Just be sure and mix it up before the first sip or you'll have a mouth full of high octane!!

Wed Dec 21, 01:03:00 PM CST  
Blogger Dr. Dave said...

Say! You guys can bring some of that to Relays. You should still have some left over!

Wed Dec 21, 04:33:00 PM CST  

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