Today, I took the memory of my Dad's eggnog and incorporated it into a pound cake, which is my husband's favorite. This eggnog can be enjoyed by the whole family since I only used a tablespoon of brandy in the batter and definitely the alcohol burns off in baking, but you could use an imitation brandy flavoring. I made a glaze with an additional eggnog flavoring in it, but you could just dust the cake with confectioners' sugar.
Eggnog Pound Cake with a Nutmeg Streusel1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 T. Brandy (or brandy flavoring)
2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Cake Flour
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg*
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
3 T unsalted butter, melted
*My new Christmas toy--nutmeg grinder!
Preheat oven 325F-degrees. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with a baking spray. In a small bowl, make streusel. Mix all the dry ingredients, then, pour melted butter over it and mix, using a fork.
Spoon half of the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter, then, top with the remaining batter.
Even thought there were miles between us, with the help of SKYPE my husband and I enjoyed having dinner with Erin, Michael, Maddie, Matt and Ari. At the end of meal, Maddie wanted to sit on Ari's lap and give big hugs for a happy day. As Clement Clarke Moore wrote..."Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night." Enjoy!