Egg Nog

Starting out, fake out egg nog with fresh fruit. If you want to know how to make authentic nog, click here.
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White chocolate, melted over a double broiler.
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Fresh Raspberries closeup.
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Tiny egg molds, I only covered a thin layer of it, because I want the eggs to be hollow.
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When the shell dries, put in fresh fruit.
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Add store bought egg nog. The main problem I have with egg nog is that its nauseatingly rich, I thought it would be good with some
fresh fruit to cut the richness.
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Add some white chocolate (melted) around the edges of the mold, and glue both sides together, put it in the freezer.
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Once they come out of the freezer, they should look like this. Crack off the edges so you have a nice round egg.
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The little eggs should look like this. You can continue to shave off the seams so its completely smooth.
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Now to make a shell for egg nog WITHOUT fresh fruit, the classic way, I used a regular egg, made a mold out of it, and then did the same thing I did for the little eggs, which was brush a thin layer and place it in the freezer, same exact way. If you want more shots of the mold making process, go back to my pumpkin pie post.

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Fake egg (hollow) and real egg.
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To add some decoration, I used edible gold dust.
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Use corn syrup to wet the powder.
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I used the spottiness of a quail egg shell to render my design onto the little eggs filled with fresh fruit and nog.
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You can present it like this…
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Or this; branches with a plastic holder glued on.
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For the regular egg nog, heat up a metal chopstick directly through your stove and melt a hole into your egg.
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To decorate, you can also use Edible gold leaf. This is more expensive than the gold dust. Whichever is fine.
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You can serve it with the straw. You might scare your guests, its kind of really creepy if you think about it, but this is why you guys keep coming back to my blog…right? Don’t blame me if your friends heave home after they see this.
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Or you can be less creepy and crack open the egg…
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Egg nog!
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Cracked version.
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Fresh fruit version is better in my opinion.
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The raspberry gets worked into the nog, its great…Keep these in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.
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Merry x-mas everyone. I hope I can get my hands on a Guitar hero….
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