So since Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Eggnog Bread, today I'm sharing my Eggnog Bread recipe with you ~ so you can have Christmas too! =)
I make several of these and give them away as gifts. It is quite yummy!!
Eggnog Bread Recipe (Makes one loaf)
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Eggnog (I use light)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup red and green glazed cherries
Optional: 1 tsp. vanilla or rum flavoring.
In a large bowl combine butter, sugar and eggs. Mix well
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl.
Stir into butter mixture alternately with eggnog until just moist
Fold in pecans, raisins and cherries
Spoon into greased loaf pan (s) I doubled the recipe! And I'll be making another double recipe!
This mixture pretty much GlObBeD into the pans. It is very thick and I had to mush it around a bit with a wooden spoon to even it up.
Put them in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for approx. 70 minutes. (Mine took 80 minutes.)
While we're waiting for the bread to bake, I have a little tip to share with you. I always soak my raisins in some hot water for 5 minutes, then drain and dry the raisins with a clean towel. I put them back in a container and add vanilla, mixing it in. I let it sit another 5 or 10 minutes. It gives them a really nice flavor. I did that with the raisins in this batch before adding them.
When your loaves look ready, check with a toothpick or knife to ensure they are baked throughout. (Cover loosely with foil if the inside is not baked through- to complete baking process without further browning).