Merry, Merry

An old family recipe for the holidays. It’s not Christmas until there are mugs of Tom & Jerry being passed around.

Tom & Jerry Batter
2 16-oz packages superfine sugar
4 eggs
2 tsps each:  cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice
Separate eggs, beat whites until stiff as you can get them. Beat eggs yolks in with the whites, then gradually add 2 packages of sugar. Add spices all at once. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. If spices separate after being stored, just beat again.

To Mix a Tom & Jerry
Mix a heaping teaspoon of batter into a cup of hot milk, add bourbon. Stir. Hand your keys to someone else.