The best thing about Homestead Creamery’s Eggnog and Old-Fashioned Custard, aside from the taste, is how versatile they really are! In addition to just drinking them straight, you can do a lot of cooking with them, too. Think of it as subbing out milk for a more festive feel.
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We recently teamed up with Kroger to run a Facebook contest to swap everyone’s favorite holiday recipes. While there were plenty of delicious sounding treats, a few of them stood out to us. So we decided to round them up! It seems that no matter your favorite meal of the day, you can always look forward to starting and ending your day with a tasty recipe with Homestead Creamery.
Everyone loves waking up and having breakfast with the family on a cold winter day. You look for something homemade to warm your belly and your heart and get you ready for the day! Here are a few great ideas to incorporate our holiday drinks into your breakfast:
We’ve already shared our Baked French Toast Casserole recipe, featuring old-fashioned custard, but Eggnog French Toast is a crowd favorite, too. Heather from Greensboro, NC was kind enough to share her personal recipe:
Prepare Bread Wash: 1 cup of Homestead Creamery Eggnog, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1 tsp. of sugar.
From there, all you have to do is mix the ingredients well, make sure the bread is covered on both sides, and cook it in a hot skillet with vegetable shortening.
Much like french toast, making custard pancakes is quite simple and seemed to be a crowd favorite! All you have to do is substitute the milk for custard. Using your favorite pancake mix, you can whip these up fast for the whole family:
Whisk Ingredients: 2 Cups of Pancake Mix, 2 Tbsp. of sugar, 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg, 1 cup of Homestead Creamery Custard, and 2 eggs.
Pour into a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and cook both sides until golden brown. It works great with eggnog, too! Top them with sliced bananas or strawberries and whipped cream if you’re feeling fancy.
Muffins are great for people who like to “grab-n-go” during breakfast! Eggnog muffins are even better! Carla of Roanoke, VA shared her favorite recipe by Sheila Roberts.
Muffin Mix: 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 4 tsp. of baking powder, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of shortening, 1 egg, 1 cup of Homestead Creamery eggnog, 1/4 cups of finely chopped candied cherries, 1/4 cup of walnuts or pecans finely chopped.
Cream together the sugar, shortening, and egg thoroughly. Then, sift in the dry ingredients while slowly mixing in eggnog. You can always add a little extra eggnog if your mix is looking too dry. Once the mix is in the muffin pan, bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Really, both of these can be used as a more flavorful coffee creamer! Add as much or as little as you like. (Bonus Tip: Eggnog Ice Cream works really well too!)
And there you have it folks! The best way to start your day is with a little bit of love, and a lot of Homestead Creamery. If you’re more of a sweet-tooth, stay tuned on some great ways to end your day with Homestead Creamery based desserts!