Going back to last Saturday and the German School Christmas program all of the families are asked to bring some baked good to share. Usually I bring cookies, but this year I brought Eggnog bread which was a huge hit. Given I haven't spent much time out of the United States during the holidays I don't know if eggnog is a United States phenomenon or if you can find it in other countries. In the United States you find it in the dairy case. It is a milk drink that is pretty rich that has eggs and nutmeg and rum flavoring in it! Sometimes it is served at holiday parties with alcohol in it, but nothing says Christmas more than eggnog. There are many recipes floating around the internet, but I like this one the best.
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of rum or rum extract
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding 3.4 ounces
1/2 cup of room temp or softened butter
1 1/2 cups of eggnog
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 teaspoon of baking powder
2/1/4 cups of all purpose flour
In a bowl combine all wet ingredients. In another bowl combine all dry ingredients than combine the two bowls and pour into greased and flour dusted loaf pans.Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes to an hour depending on what size of pan you use. This recipe can make 1 large loaf, 2 medium size loaves or 4 small loaves. Once they come out of the oven make glaze and pour on top.
1 cup of Confectioners sugar also known as powder sugar
2 teaspoons of eggnog
2 Tablespoon of rum extract
1/8 of a teaspoon of nutmeg.
Enjoy! It is so yummy!