Egg Nog Bread
1 cup sugar.
1 large egg.
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted.
1 + 1/2 cups egg nog.
3 cups flour.
1 Tbsp baking powder.
1 tsp salt.
1/2 tsp cinnamon.
1/2 tsp nutmeg.
2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.
1 cup glazed mixed fruit, cut up.
Beat sugar and egg. Beat in melted butter. Add egg nog, mix well.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg over egg nog mixture. Stir until moistened. Mix in nuts and fruit.
Turn into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 F for about 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 20 minutes in the pan before turning onto cooling rack.
I got cheap and did not add the fruit or nuts. Those things are expensive for the little amount you get!! This was really just a trial run; have people try it, see if it turns out and if everyone liked it, maybe i will make another one properly at Christmas.
This is the mixture before adding all of the dry ingredients.
The batter was a bit lumpy going into the pan; it reminded me of a muffin batter. The egg nog has a strong taste in the unbaked batter, but when it came out, it was much milder.
Also, the next time i make it, i will add a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg. My beau tried a piece and said it would do well with both spices. I had to tell him they were in there because he could barely taste them.
The bread rose very high and took about an hour and ten minutes to cook. I tested after an hour and it was a bit gooey, so i left it in the extra 10 minutes. The crust on the bread is very hard, i had to use a serrated knife to cut through it! It is a bit dry, but otherwise good. If the taste test goes over well, i might get the fruit and nuts and make it again!