Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry
Experiencing the Tom and Jerry is like sipping a hot toddy through a brandy-laced, nutmeg-dusted froth. Serve this thick, batter-like concoction at your next holiday gathering.Todd Coleman

The batter for this winter warmer can be ladled from a punch bowl into glasses.

Tom and Jerry
The batter for this winter warmer can be ladled from a punch bowl into glasses.
Yield: serves 12

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 18 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 12 cups plus 2 tsp. dark rum
  • 23 cup superfine sugar
  • 14 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 18 tsp. ground allspice
  • 18 tsp. ground cloves
  • 4 12 cups milk
  • 1 12 cups cognac, preferably VSOP
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks.
  2. In another bowl, whisk yolks, 2 tsp. rum, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves until thick. Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into yolk mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; chill batter.
  3. To serve, heat milk in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat; keep warm. Put 1 heaping tbsp. batter into a mug; stir in 1–2 tbsp. each of cognac and rum. Fill mug with 6 tbsp. milk; stir until frothy and garnish with nutmeg. Repeat.