Egg Nog

Egg NogMakes 4-6

• 2 pints whole milk
• 6 free-range eggs
• 50g/2oz caster sugar
• 1 vanilla pod, split
• 20 fresh cherries, stones removed and halved
• 200ml/7fl oz brandy
• cocoa powder, for dusting

Method

Place the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla pod in a medium pan and heat gently, without boiling, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. The egg nog can be chilled at this stage or served hot. To serve, scatter the cherries in the bottom of each serving glass. Divide the brandy between the glasses and pour the egg nog over. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

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