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Tom and Jerry Batter

A super delicious batter to make that holiday classic Tom and Jerry.

Course: Beverage, Christmas, Cocktail, Drinks, Holiday
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: eggs, powdered sugar, sugar
Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Boiling water
  • Brandy and Dark Rum
  • nutmeg
Directions
  1. Separate eggs. Place egg whites in a clean, glass bowl. Place egg yolks in a second clean, glass bowl.

  2. Beat egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar. Continue beating for 20 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl. The whites will become very thick and stiff. Set aside.

  3. Beat egg yolks with 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until light in color and thick, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Continue beating until very light in color and thick, about 20 minutes.

  4. Gently fold beaten egg yolks into whites, along with 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Just fold the two together, do not beat.

  5. Pour batter into an empty, clean 5 quart ice cream pail. Cover. Store pail in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Note: I have always used a hand held Mixmaster to make this recipe.

When making a Tom and Jerry Drink, you need to use boiling hot water. Use a teapot, filled with water and heat to a boiling. Keep the teapot and on top of the stove and keep the water on a low simmer until needed. Keep adding more water to the teapot as needed.

Use a nice size mug for making a Tom and Jerry. You don't want a too small of a cup nor do you want a cup that is too large. Add ingredients accordingly to cup size.

 To make a Tom and Jerry per serving: Pour one jigger of Brandy and one jigger Dark Rum into cup. Add boiling water, fill cup 2/3 full. Add batter, about 2 or 3 heaping spoonfuls. Use a tablespoon from your silverware drawer. Sprinkle top of batter with nutmeg. Serve with a spoon to mix in batter with water and booze.