Eggnog Yule Log and Giveaway

When I was a little girl, Ma used to make fresh eggnog at Christmastime. So thick and rich, this proved to be a great treat. I can remember Ma’s pretty Poinsettia Cake, how she used to give tiny bottles of booze to my uncles, her big bowl of nuts and oranges on the table, old fashioned tinsel on the tree, and how incredibly creative she was at stuffing our stockings. Moms sure do know how to make Christmas special! One thing I love having during the Christmas Season is a Yule Log. In the past, I have served my Red Velvet Cake Yule Log and last Thanksgiving a Busch de Merci a Pumpkin Cake Roll Yule log. This year I bring you the Eggnog Yule Log created for Safest Choice Eggs- 12 Days of Eggnog. Using leftover, homemade eggnog made with Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs, I made a rich and decadent eggnog pastry cream which was then rolled up inside a light and fluffy blanket of angel food cake for this delightful and festive Yule Log.

Here’s to dreaming of a White Christmas…


Eggnog Yule Log

For the Nog– adapted from Safest Choice™ Classic Eggnog
6 Safest Choice™ eggs, separated
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
Set aside egg whites for the Cake Roll. In a large mixing bowl beat together 6 egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow, creamy, and fluffy. Add cream, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg, stirring until smooth. Recipe makes about 4 cups of Eggnog. Set aside 2 cups for the Yule Log and enjoy the rest with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Eggnog Custard
2 cups Eggnog
½ cups milk
1 T. sugar
4 T. corn starch
½ tsp. Kosher salt
1 T. Butter
1 T. Dark Rum, optional
2/3 cup, heavy whipping cream whipped, store in refrigerator until later
In a medium pan, over medium heat, whisk together eggnog, milk, sugar, corn starch, and salt. Continue stirring until mixture becomes very thick. Lower heat and stir one minute more. Do not get your custard too hot, and do not stop stirring, or you will scramble the eggs! Remove from heat and stir in butter and rum. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, being sure the film touches the custard to prevent a thick layer. Store in refrigerator until custard is completely chilled. Meanwhile bake the cake roll.

Cake Roll
½ cup sifted cake flour
2/3 cups sifted powdered sugar
6 egg whites, room temperature
¾ tsp. cream of tartar
¼ tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together cake flour and powdered sugar; set aside. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla until soft peaks form; about 4 minutes. Beat in sugar, two tablespoons at a time until well incorporated and the egg whites form stiff and glossy peaks. By fourths, fold in the flour mixture until smooth. Pour batter into 8×11 inch jellyroll pan with sides that has been lined with waxed paper, do not grease. Bake for 9 minutes. Cake will look puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Assembly
Fold whipped cream into the eggnog custard and spread over cooled cake. Starting at the long end, start rolling the log toward you while peeling the waxed paper from the cake. Place the log on a pretty platter and cut a one inch slice from one end and place it on top of the log. Decorate with mint leaves and candy mushrooms made from bell-shaped or kiss-shaped chocolates, and mini marshmallows that have been threaded onto a toothpick. Sprinkle the log with powdered sugar and nutmeg. Chill until ready to serve. Serves 10.
Note- to get the powdered sugar to stick to the chocolates, (which are Nestle Crunch™ Jingles) I dipped the chocolates in water then rolled them in powdered sugar.

GIVEAWAY!
Giuliano Hazan’s Thirty Minute Pasta Book
Coupons for Safest Choice
Two spatulas
Two stress eggs- my kids like to throw these at me, gets me every time!
Pen

1. So if you are a US resident, leave a comment letting me know your favorite Holiday Movie.
2. A tweet out or Facebook mention will get you another comment.
3. I must have contact information (email) to contact the winner.
4. Contest ends 10pm EST 12/22/11, winner will be chosen with the Random Generator.

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CONTEST CLOSED! The winner is Heather!
“Heather (Heather’s Dish) said… lately my favorite movie has been Christmas Vacation, although Home Alone is my all-time favorite tree-decorating movie 🙂 this is beautiful!”

This post has been sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs, all opinions, photos, and recipe are my own.

25 Comments

  1. Big Dude
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM | Permalink

    Very creative Robyn Sue and I can almost taste it. My favorite is "Home Alone"

  2. Lynn BB
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:09 AM | Permalink

    It's a Wonderful Life, followed by Christmas Vacation

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

    lately my favorite movie has been Christmas Vacation, although Home Alone is my all-time favorite tree-decorating movie 🙂

    this is beautiful!

  4. Angie
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:58 AM | Permalink

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. My two boys and I have our own Grinch. lol So, that movie makes me smile! Love following your posts on Facebook, have not made it to Twitter yet…..def. have to check it out. Gonna try the mimi quesadillas this week!!! Love your blog!!

  5. amy beth marantino
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

    a Charlie Brown Christmas

  6. Jeremy
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM | Permalink

    The Grinch that stole Christmas, cause I get called a grinch alot..:)

  7. Jess
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    The cake looks beautiful! My favorite movie is also the Grinch (popular choice!), but I also really enjoy the cheesy tv specials that come on every year.

  8. Sheila
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:07 PM | Permalink

    So beautiful and White! I'm embarrassed to say my favorite is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (mostly because the memories).

  9. Naina @ chow bella
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    This looks so delicious! What a great way to use leftover eggnog too!

  10. Naina @ chow bella
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

    Also, totally forgot to leave my favorite Christmas movie. The Santa Clause.

  11. teresa
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM | Permalink

    my absolute favorite holiday movie is White Christmas. I could watch it the entire holiday season and it brings tears to my eyes every single time.

  12. Sarah
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM | Permalink

    My husband ADORES eggnog, so I can't wait to share this with him!

    My favorite Christmas movie has got to be A Christmas Story (with It's a Wonderful Life in close second!)!

  13. Elaine
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    Frosty the Snowman!

  14. Karen
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    What a beautiful (and I'm sure delicious) cake – with Angel Food… how appropriate 🙂 I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas!

  15. Beth
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM | Permalink

    I go back & forth between White Christmas & Holiday Inn. Although, the PBS Trans-Siberian Orchestra special of "The Ghost of Christmas Eve" had me in tears earlier tonight.

  16. Jessica
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM | Permalink

    Emmit Otter's jug band Christmas 🙂

  17. Emily
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM | Permalink

    How creative! Your eggnog recipe looks amazing! So wintery and perfect for Christmas!

  18. Anonymous
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

    We have National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and love it but really love It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart..really what is christmas, hanukkah and all the holidays without some love for our fellow man, each and everyday..Love to win the giveaway..oh, my start 2012 off in style, love your blog, sweet and savory recipes, neat news, happy happy to you and yours this hanukkah today 12/20/11 and Merriest of Christmases too! from mary sampson at momanddad00@clear.net!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Elizapaa
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

    A Christmas Story, its a classic!

  20. Tara Lyn Hiester
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM | Permalink

    My favorite Christmas movie has to be A Wonderful Life! How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my very close second though, I love that movied too 🙂 Your Yule Log is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

  21. Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    "Christmas Vacation"! 🙂

  22. Kelly
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

    This looks amazing. I think I would just eat the custard with a spoon and skip the cake. 😉 My favorite Christmas movie is "Muppet Christmas Carol." It's got everything: muppets, music, laughter, tugs at your heart strings and leaves me smiling. Love it! (White Christmas is a close second – singing, laughter, no Muppets, but dancing, so it's practically a tie. )

    Thank you for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

  23. Melissa
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM | Permalink

    Love Actually!

  24. Melissa
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM | Permalink

    I tweeted about the giveaway. 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 12:25 AM | Permalink

    No matter how old I get, I still enjoy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I guess it brings back warm memories of watching it with our kids.mommafox1943 at msn dot com

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