This is a very sweet, rich winter
drink of the same sort as Hot Buttered Rum
. This is my mother's batter
recipe, which I prefer to store-bought Tom & Jerry batter.
Tom & Jerry
8 eggs separated - 8 yolks, 4 whites
2 lbs powdered (confectioners') sugar
1 cup whipping cream
Whip the cream and set aside
Beat the yolks with enough sugar to make them thick and light, set aside
Whip the whites, adding the rest of the sugar
Fold the white mixture into the yolks
Fold in the whipped cream
The Liquor Mixture
1/3 apricot or peach flavored brandy
In a cup mix 1 heaping tsp of batter with 1 shot of the liquor mixture. Add hot water. Float a dollop of batter. Garnish with nutmeg.