Recipe by Mary E. Crain
"This cake gets better with age. It tastes like Christmas! Smaller loaves make excellent gifts. Use fresh eggnog, not the canned stuff."
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rum flavored extract
2 1/4 cups
I made several loaves and gave them as Christmas gifts. Big hit and so easy! I used real rum instead of rum extract, increased the nutmeg to 1/2 tsp., and added 1/3 cup vegetable oil (was too dry otherwise). I agree - fresh eggnog is key! I also made this with lowfat eggnog - was SUPER dry, even after adding oil. You must use the real stuff! Thanks for the recipe!
This quick bread turned out VERY dry and tastless. I may retry it with more spices and a different eggnog recipe. I wish I hadn't wasted the homemade eggnog on this.
Especially after it sits overnight, this bread has great flavor. With guidance from previous users (gotta love allrecipes's devoted reviewers!) and my own intuition, I made the following changes:
1/2 c. of butter plus 5 T of oil
1 T of rum instead of 2 tsp. rum extract
2 tsp. vanilla extract instead of 1
This bread is less moist than some kinds but is plenty moist with the changes I made. The crust is also deliciously crunchy.
This recipe is SO tasty! I used 5.75" X 3.25" pans (for gifts). The gift loaves were a HUGE hit! Be careful using the smaller pans -- I almost lost my first batch because they were close to burnt at 25 minutes. After I learned the hard way, the rest turned out wonderfully! YUM!
I made this bread and gave small loaves away at Christmas--it was wonderful!! I made 2 batches--one with rum extract, and one with real rum and you couldn't really tell the difference--they were both excellent. I topped them with confectioner's sugar and added cinnamon to one batch--I want to make them again soon!
I have made this bread for a couple of years--it is better after a couple days but a little dry. This year I decided to experiment--overall I used canola oil instead of the butter,cut the flour down to 2cups, and then made banana eggnog bread using one medium to large banana mashed - I made cranberry eggnog bread using 1 cup of grated cranberries. This seemed to make any of three varieties more moist. I gave them as gifts and everyone loved them and asked for the recipe.
This bread tastes REALLY good, but the recipe definitely needs to be tweaked. Even after I added extra oil, as another reviewer did, I found this bread still very dry. (Maybe a little less flour?) Anyway, this was really good in a trifle, because the custard made up for the dryness of the bread.
Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. I served it with rum sauce for extra calories.........oops, I mean for an extra treat!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Eggnog Quick Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 93
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