Showing posts with label egg nog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label egg nog. Show all posts

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The neighborly thing to do...egg nog quick bread!

Every year my neighbor bakes
cookies, really good ones, and then lovingly
wraps them and brings them over. How
thoughtful, kind and yummy and a true
symbol of the spirit of the season.
And every year, I am caught with nothing
prepared to give return. You'd think I'd catch
on and plan ahead, but no, that's just not who
I am. I have come to embrace my ill preparedness
and consider it a challenge to my creativity instead
of a character flaw.
So when the cookies arrived this year and I was again
stumped (I'd already doled out my peppermint bark
-- see last week's post) this was my solution:

Egg Nog Quick Bread

For those of you "creative" souls out there like
me, this bread is delish and can be whipped up pretty
quickly for those days when you get caught

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup eggnog
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease bottom only of a
loaf pan.
Blend together the eggs,
eggnog, rum extract, sugar,
vanilla and butter.
Sift together the flour, baking
powder, salt and nutmeg.
Add to eggnog mixture and stir just enough to moisten;
pour into prepared pan. Bake bread in large pan for 50 to 55 minutes, or
until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, wrap
tightly and store in refrigerator.

*Tip: It looks smashing wrapped in red cellophane with a big old bow slapped on it!

Happy Holidays!


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