So you want to make a Tom and Jerry? All of the cool kids are doing it! Here is how:
Tom and Jerry Batter:
This recipe makes enough batter for about 6 drinks.
3 eggs, separated
1 cup of sugar, divided
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of hot water/milk
Separate the eggs. Put egg whites into mixer, start mixing slowly until the eggs become foamy. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar at this point. Once eggs are foamy, add another 1/4 cup of sugar and switch mixer to high speed. You want the eggs to take on a lot of air and become “stiff peaks”. Add another 1/4 cup of sugar at this point. Once you pull the mixer out and the eggs don’t loose their shape, they are done. Congratulations on your “stiff peaks”.
Next beat the yolks in a separate bowl. Add the 1/8-1/4 cup of remaining sugar, depending on your taste. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla and beat these into the yolks until well mixed. Next, add yolks to egg whites gently. Use a rubber spatula and fold the yolks into the whites. Don’t over mix. Now the batter is done.
Get a mug and add 2 scoops of the batter to the mug. Next, add 1/2 cup of hot water or milk to the mug. (During my testing phase, I did an all-milk batch and an all-water batch. Next time I make this, I will do a mix of milk and water. The all-water was too dull and the all-milk was very rich.) Then add 1 ounce of brandy to the mug and give everything a good stir. Drink while hot. Feel happy.