Eleven Days of Liddabit: Day Eleven, Liz

Liz is – well, hey, that’s me! I’m the cofounder (with Jen), chief content creator, head of customer service, press liaison, and whatever else needs to be done-er. Now I’m gonna answer my own questions.

I SAID NO NUTMEG. (flickr: browneyedbaker)

I SAID NO NUTMEG. (flickr: browneyedbaker)

What food do you only eat during the holidays?
My dad’s eggnog is the actual best. It’s basically really boozy whipped cream, and you are not allowed to use nutmeg. NO NUTMEG. Trust me, it’s extraneous. Here’s the recipe, verbatim (as my dad sent it to me).

World’s Greatest Eggnog

full batch
4 c Bourbon
2 1/4 c sugar
12 large egg yolks
8 c (2 qt) whipping cream

Pour bourbon into very large mixing bowl (Wild Turkey 101 does a nice job.). Stir in sugar. Let sit several hours – overnight, if you can wait.

Beat egg yolks (no whites) until they are an ugly yellow color. Fold them into the bourbon-sugar mixture, let sit for 2 hours, if you can wait.
Pass through strainer.

Whip the cream, not too stiff, fold into the bourbon-egg mixture. Let sit for one hour, if you can wait.

Mixture may be cut in half if you are clever enough to know how to divide 2 1/4 by two. Serve in cups. Serves 20-30. Nutmeg not permitted.

from December 21, 1988 Detroit News(?)…via LA Times…(?)

Note: Dad did actually send me the half-batch recipe, too. For the love of all that’s good in the world, start with the half batch.

half batch
2 c Bourbon
1 1/8 c sugar
6 large egg yolks
4 c (1 qt) whipping cream


What gift(s) would you like to get for the holidays?
A bunny in a glass. No, wait – a baby sloth. No, wait – a hedgehog that eats carrots. No, wait – ten million dollars. Ugh, fine…peace on earth and goodwill towards men is good enough, I guess.


What is your favorite Liddabit treat, and why?
I love the King bar; it’s the one I keep going back to. When we first started out and were storing all our inventory in a cooler at my apartment, a couple would inevitably go missing over the course of the week. It’s just something about the salty peanut butter nougat – one of my favorite things on the planet – the crumbliness of the cookie, the sweetness of the banana ganache (that actually tastes like bananas because we actually use actual bananas instead of fake banana flavor*), and the milk chocolate. The combination is just…MMM.

*the worst flavor in the history of mankind