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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  1. Holy Smokin' Rockets...this sounds so wonderful, Jenn! I will be making this tomorrow for sure. I have always loved loved loved egg nog but as the years go one my body doesn't share my love for it ;-) I'm going to try a loaf with brandy as well...instead of the rum extract...wonder how that will taste?
    Thank you for all your yummy recipes this year. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a joy filled New Year.

  2. Jenn, sounds yummy! I love quick breads and egg nog is a perfect addition for flavor. I love big old red bows!!!


  3. Your lucky neighbor! This recipe is a keeper, for sure!

  4. Looks like the perfect neighbors' gift to me, Jenn! Thanks. :)

  5. Thanks everyone. I love egg nog, but I'm the only one in my house who does, so I have to find
    new and different ways to use it.

    Thanks for the kind words, Nanc, it's been a fun year!

    Jenn (using Hub's log in again)

  6. Are they any adjustments to make for high altitudes?

  7. Yay, I'm finally getting to post again to Blogger! Hi everyone!Seems I had gremlins(ie. DH) haunting my PC, but I redid the settings & am so glad to be able to comment again on all the delicious recipes!

    Jenn, I'm always looking for new ways to use eggnog. This looks like a keeper. Thanks, & Happy Holidays!