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{german eierlikör/eggnog}


Eierlikör, or “egg liqueur” in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog.
My (favorite ;) ) aunt is a really big fan of this holiday goodness, so we decided to make some Eierlikör from scratch last week. It turned out really delicious and gave us a little buzz while giving it a taste (or two).


Since we didn’t want anything go to waste, so we also made some cute snowflake meringues from the leftover egg whites.
We whipped the 2 egg whites until they got foamy and sprinkled in powdered sugar (100g/ 34 cup) a little at a time and kept beating the mixture until it became stiff and shiny. We then filled the mixture into a ziplock bag (we didn’t have any pastry bags on hand..), cut off a small corner and piped the snowflakes onto a baking sheet (lined with baking paper).
Now on to the waiting game: Bake the meringues for 3 hours (or until dry enough) at 140°F and let cool before storing in an airtight container.


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    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 09:08 PM

    Fluffy goodness all around! Yum in my tum! I’m not a big fan of Eggnog but this looks amazing! I bet this homemade version is silky and sweet. As always, you amaze me…

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    Vivienne @ The V Spot
    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 09:42 PM

    This looks fab and I love that you whipped up the meringues with the leftover egg whites! I think Everclear is hard to come by. I would have to use rum. :)

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    Erin of
    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    You never cease to amazing me, Vanessa. This sounds scrumptious!

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    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 07:02 PM

    It all looks so… yummy! Will have to try this out during the weekend, thanks for sharing!

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    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    OH BABY!! Its time to Party!Das ist gut:))Im a new Newbie follower come chat sometime,Deidre~

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    Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Thursday December 22nd, 2011 at 04:56 AM

    Yum! You know how to celebrate and make it look so good!

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    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 04:34 PM

    The snowflakes are a really good idea. So pretty. I usually make macaroons out of left over egg whites this time of year. Eggnog is really good if you freeze it and have it as ice cream. I tried that last year and was really pleased with the result. Froehliche Weihnachten! x

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    sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 05:06 PM

    That sounds dangerous, I bet it would put me in the holiday spirit LOL. I am a cheap date, and I would love to try this.

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    Kristen @ Titus 2 Work in Progress
    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 09:27 PM

    I love those little jars and the straws! Your photography is beautiful. We don’t drink alcohol but we could definitely use that same presentation for something else.

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    Monday December 26th, 2011 at 07:07 AM

    Hi Vanessa,
    I’m your newest follower, I found you on Bacon Time’s Anything Goes Linky. Your post caught my eye because I had posted a homemade Hot Buttered Rum mix recipe and I thought your Eggnog recipe looked delicious.

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    Tuesday December 27th, 2011 at 07:15 PM

    featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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    Thursday December 29th, 2011 at 06:23 AM

    Sounds yummy — and what a great idea to make the snowflake shapes from meringue!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Lolly Jane
    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 07:51 AM

    Looks SO tasty!!! Gotta try this virgin-style ;) Your pics are very pretty, too!
    Thanks for linking up… we featured you this weekend! Yay!

    Happy New Year!

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    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 05:12 AM

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 04:09 PM

    That sounds great! I love eggnog. I’d love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (The link runs through Friday.) :)

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    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 05:05 AM

    I am an eggnog lover and this recipe sounds fantastic! Also love the presentation in the jars and the packaged nog in the bottle. What a great gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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