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Budin de Rompope Para Navidad

Budin de Rompope Para NavidadRompope is a traditional Mexican eggnog-like drink originally made in the convents of the city of Puebla, Mexico.

Recipe Ingredients:

For Rompope:
1 cup eggnog
1 cup milk
3 egg yolks, large
1/2 cup sugar - divided use
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1 inch long) cinnamon
1 envelope of flavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream

For Fruit Sauce:
1 (10-ounce) package frozen raspberries or strawberries with sugar, thawed

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Rompope: Scald eggnog and milk by heating together in small saucepan over medium heat for about five minutes or until temperature reaches 180°F (85°C). Set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks with all but one tablespoon sugar until pale and thick. Add salt and stick cinnamon. Whisk 1/4 cup of hot milk mixture into beaten egg yolks. Pour yolk mixture into remaining hot milk mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium-low heat, until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon and thickens slightly, about 4 minutes. Do not boil. Set aside.
  3. Soften gelatin in cold water and let stand 5 minutes. Whisk into milk mixture to dissolve gelatin. Remove stick cinnamon; discard. Add rum and vanilla. Chill in refrigerator until mixture begins to set, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Whip cream with remaining one tablespoon sugar until stiff. Fold whipped cream into milk mixture. Pour into 8 glass dessert dishes. Chill until set. Serve with fruit sauce.
  5. For Fruit Sauce: Process berries in blender until smooth; strain out seeds if desired. Pour into glass pitcher; pass with Rompope.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.