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).
By December 20, 2011Published:
- Yield: 8 Servings
- Prep: 10 mins
Eierlikör, or “egg liqueur” in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog. My (favorite …
- 2 large fresh eggs
- 2 fresh egg yolks
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup alcohol
- Beat the eggs and egg yolks until creamy.
- Sift the powdered sugar and add to the eggs, little by little.
- Add the alcohol and mix well.
- Whip the cream into semi-solid consistency and mix with the egg-sugar-alcohol mixture.
- Fill in a bottle and keep cold until ready to serve.
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/ 3/4 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.