Monday, December 14, 2015

Eggnog Bread






It was so warm in the Dallas area this past week...almost up to 80 degrees, that I set up my tea table outdoors!  The quilted topper is one that I made several years ago. I love how the holly print in the fabric matches the holly in the teacup. 



This pretty December Royal Albert teacup was gifted to me by dear friend, Rosie, which came from her late Mother's collection.  I just treasure it and it is my only teacup of the month that I have.




This cute Santa was one that my daughter bought for me and I just love him.  Isn't he sweet with his nightshirt and nightcap, and his bunny slippers?  His calendar is dated 1996 and I'm thinking that poor Santa really needs a fresh bowl of popcorn! It's held up pretty well, don't you think?  My daughter and I used to exchange Santa's each year. 



My daughter also gave me this Santa!  Notice his Santa slippers and I love his checkered trim on his clothes. 



This Eggnog Bread recipe is adapted from one on Allrecipes.com.  After reading the reviews, I decided to use some of the suggestions and I loved how it turned out.  Even if you don't like eggnog, I think you'd like this bread.  It's perfect for a teatime treat!  Here's the recipe:

Eggnog Bread   

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of prepared eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 package of vanilla instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used freshly grated)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of a 9x5-inch loaf pan, or three 3x5-inch loaf pans. (I made four mini loaves).
  2. Blend together the eggs, eggnog, rum extract, sugar, vanilla and butter.
  3. Sift together the flour, instant vanilla pudding mix, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to eggnog mixture and stir just enough to moisten; pour into prepared pan or pans.
  4. Bake large loaf for 40 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Breads baked in the smaller pans require 35 to 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool completely, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil, and store in refrigerator.
Glaze: optional
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 T. eggnog
about 1/2 t. rum extract


My mandevilla vine is still blooming!

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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


42 comments:

  1. Sounds like this recipe would fit in my new Santa loaf pan Kitty! I did a quick Google and I'm surprised that Jello hasn't made an Eggnog Pudding... The Mandevilla is very pretty too-enjoy:@)

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  2. Your Eggnog Bread sounds wonderful Kitty, I wish I had a slice this morning! I love your sweet Santas and your holly cup is so pretty with your quilted topper! It's been warm here and in the 70s here this past week. I wouldn't mind if it felt a little more like December...poor Santa's gonna melt in his suit :)

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  3. Good Morning Kitty, what a delightful Christmasy tea outdoors in the beautiful warm weekend we had here till the rains hit!! I love your sweet Santa's. They are so unique and the cute details make them very special.
    The eggnog bread sounds so delicious. I happen to like eggnog so this would be a good one to try. Sounds so good with a cup of tea in your gorgeous December cup. What a beauty it is and special gift given from your friend. Your quilted table topper is gorgeous. You are one talented girl!! How pretty your Mandevilla is still blooming so festive. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Wishing you a wonderful new week. Love and Blessings xo

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  4. Hi Kitty,
    I love how you were able to set everything up outdoor. Those are the cutest Santa's.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe to make eggnog bread. It sounds delicious. Have a nice week and thank for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo

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  5. And we were very cold and stormy for the last 2 weeks! I just love your table topper...beautiful! Eggnog bread is a Christmas staple here, and you remind me I haven't made it yet! Your recipe is slightly different, so am saving it. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  6. Dear Kitty:
    Your eggnog bread looks wonderful I have never made that and must try it. It would be great for a Christmas Party or Brunch or anytime during the season. Your dolls are so sweet in those chairs and your have a lovely table set up. What a nice friend to gift you the love cup and saucer. We have snow here in Colorado but it will be melting some today. Have a great week!

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  7. Your tea table is just lovely! Love the bread recipe and the Santas. Isn't the weather amazing? We were very warm here over the weekend also. Our family came for Christmas on Saturday and we were actually able to open presents on the front porch! Unbelievable for December in Indiana! Have a beautiful week, Lynn

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  8. A Christmas picnic! Now we know how the bottom side of the world feels at Christmastime. It's very Octobery weather here today and the lawns are even greening. The eggnog bread sounds wonderful. Sometimes I have leftovers and wonder what to do with it.

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  9. This sounds so delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. Hi Kitty, I love your Santas! And, I love eggnog. This bread sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. Oh my, does your bread ever look good, Kitty! I love egg nog so this would be a treat for sure. It would be nice for a Christmas Tea. Love the Santas and how fun it would be to do an exchange with a family member! Lots of sweet memories tied up in each one. Thank you for sharing your recipe and that beautiful teacup which as you know I also have. Have a lovely week ahead, my friend.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  12. Good afternoon I love that table topper, I recently purchased that same teacup and I love it... Love that cute Santa as well.. And im definelty going to make that bread for Christmas eve night. Thanks for sharing with love Janice

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  13. Hello, Kitty! I love your topper, it is so pretty! Your teacup does match perfectly! The bread looks great, I've never had eggnog bread, I'll bet my eldest would love it!

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  14. I love your table topper amd the cute Santas. Is December your birthday month?? I love egg nog, and pound cake, so this must be scrumptious.

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  15. We've had warmer weather than usual here too...looks like we'll be having a green Christmas! I love the attention to detail on your cute Santas, as well as your lovely quilt topper and RA December teacup! This is the first time that I've heard of eggnog bread. Yum!

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  16. Hi Kitty,
    Oh I do love that R.A. December teacup. I was bidding on one on e-bay but stopped because it got too expensive. I suppose I will keep searching while thrifting. What a generous gift from your friend and Eggnog Bread sounds perfect for Christmas! Have a Wonderful Week Dear Kitty! Karen

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  17. I love your December teacup and your gorgeous Santas. Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

    Diana

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  18. Oh how I love this post...I smiled all the way through it. Just love this bread. My son Dave loves eggnog and I've been going to make some soon. I may have to make some of this bread too. MMMM! Your Santas are darling and I got goosebumps looking at your gorgeous teacup. SOOO pretty.

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  19. Eggnog bread sounds like a delicious idea. I've not heard of it before. Your December teacup is the prettiest thing! Glad you're enjoying good weather.

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  20. This is just pure delight, Kitty!!! Your Santas are so cute & special & I swooned when I saw that December teacup! I also love your tabletopper...looks similar to one I made last year.
    We actually hit 70ยบ this week...unheard of for Ohio....I love it!! IF this is global warming, I'm all for it!

    Enjoy the festivities & thanks for the recipe, too. I've thrown away leftover eggnog in the past...wish I'd known about this bread sooner.

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  21. Hello Kitty,
    What a lovely post! Wonderful Santas and December tea cup! That one really is quite lovely and festive.
    It was in the 70s here yesterday too! Such warm weather!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  22. This sounds wonderful, my hubby will love this for sure. Thanks for sharing. You always have the most beautiful cups!

    Cindy

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  23. 80 degrees! My son in NC says it's 70 there today. I'm sitting in front of a space heater, drinking tea to stay warm!! I love the Christmas picnic here, with your pretty table topper and Santas. I do not care for eggnog, but I'm pretty sure I'd like this bread. Ooh . . . I am trying not to re-gain any weight over the holidays, so I have to be careful . . .

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  24. The eggnog bread sounds delicious! I want to print it off and give it a try. Your December teacup is gorgeous, I love all the Royal Albert China, their designs are some of my favorites. Sounds like you are enjoying the balmy Texas weather, glad to hear it... we are hoping for snow here, lol! Have a blessed and marvelous day!

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  25. Hi Kitty! Your eggnog bread looks delicious! I enjoy finding new recipes with eggnog in them--I don't enjoy drinking it, but it is fun to bake with. I made a bread with eggnog in it and add maraschino cherries and pecans (kind of like the scones I featured in my brunch, actually). My bread recipe also has the pudding in it! I really like your quilt on the table--so pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  26. This is my first visit to your pretty blog, Kitty, and I'm just in time to join the jolly Santa tea party and try the bread. Great fun.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. Thank you a lot for this great recipe. Now I do know what can I bake for our http://stilusessaywriting.com/ office Christmas party. Hope is will be delicious! Besides I'm totally in love with those Santa slippers. It's too cute!

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  28. I love eggnog... the non alcoholic type.... I know therefore I would also enjoy eggnog bread! I will be copying the recipe. I enjoyed seeing your santas. And NOTHING beats a Royal Albert tea cup!

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  29. Yummy Kitty, You had me at the post title! :) I will definitely be making this eggnog bread. Sounds great for Christmas morning with tea or coffee.

    Thanks & Merry Christmas! Pam

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  30. Kitty, I'm not an eggnog fan but your cake looks so beautiful and festive that I am going to try your recipe! :-)

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  31. Another beautiful teacup Kitty. Your eggnog bread would be in trouble at my house. I would eat the whole thing, slice by slice.

    Do you have any suggestion about replacing the instant pudding? It has ingredients in it that I can't have.

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  32. I finally made it for the eggnog bread and tea! The quilted table topper is festive and certainly does go well with the RA December teacup.
    The santas are adorable and it must have been fun trying to find cute ones to exchange with your daughter. My only stuffed santa is a purple one that is showing a fair bit of wear so I didn't even put him out this year.
    Merry Christmas Kitty.

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  33. Kitty, thanks for sharing the recipe. I love eggnog and will definitely make this one. Think I'll do it for a weekend party. ;-)

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  34. Gosh Kitty, that is warm! We have 10-12 inches of snow out back, but it was a gorgeous sunshine day. Love your holly teacup and that bread looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Oh Kitty, those are the CUTEST Santas!! I love the bunny slippers and the Santa slippers -- just adorable. :) Your Royal Albert December teacup and saucer are gorgeous, my friend! I would love to have one of those. I love the quilted table topper you made; you are so talented!

    It has been unseasonably warm here, too. It's predicted to be 72 degrees on Christmas Eve day, which I think is just ridiculous. I told my hubby I refuse to wear shorts and flip-flops on Christmas. ;>)

    Have a joyous week, Kitty!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

    P.S. Eggnog bread looks delicious!

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  36. Hi Kitty,
    Your post has been featured at my No Place Like Home today. Have a beautiful day.

    Merry Christmas,
    Sandi

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  37. Hi Kitty,
    Your post has been featured at my No Place Like Home today. Have a beautiful day.

    Merry Christmas,
    Sandi

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  38. Somehow I missed this so I'm happy to find it! My mother absolutely loved eggnog. When she was older, we always made sure she had it for the holidays. :) Your table topper is beautiful! You are so talented. The teacup is perfect with it. I love, love Santas and yours are beautiful! So many special little touches on them.

    Can you believe the temps this week? It's a very strange winter thus far.

    xo
    Pat

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  39. This sounds so good Kitty! I've been looking for something to make with eggnog!
    Jenna

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  40. Congratulations Kitty!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. A very Merry Christmas to you and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  41. Hi Kitty, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Visiting from SYC ~ this looks wonderful! Blessings, Cecilia

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