Food Friday {on Sunday}: Eggnog Bread

I know, I promised this to you on Friday. Well, just as I was going to sit down and get this blog typed up, the news of the horrific tragedy in Connecticut stopped me in my tracks and gave me the inability to focus on absolutely ANYTHING that was I supposed to focus on it.

I am heartbroken. Completely, one hundred percent heartbroken. I could not stop crying on Friday, especially when I drove up to the post office later that evening and saw the flags flying half mast. Perhaps it was because I had finally finished all my work and was able to allow myself to really think about the tragedy, or perhaps it was because Jake was finally home from school and I felt utter relief that my family was safe…yet complete sorrow for those who were not so lucky. There are no words, you know? And everything, I mean EVERYTHING, seems so trivial in the face of this tragedy. Even food, which we all know is a necessity.

So I could not blog about eggnog bread, so sorry. In fact, I couldn’t really blog about anything. The words wouldn’t come. I am struggling to grasp all that has happened, but yet I know I will never be able to understand fully. Only God knows, and it is a relief to know HE is in charge and that these little ones are in His hands. I found this post to be perhaps the most uplifiting post I’ve seen all weekend…amidst the crazy storm, there is a calm when you are higher up…and that gives me great peace, as I am sure it does you.

Anyway, eggnog bread….sigh…

This stuff is amazing. Really, really good. I have been on a diet for the last week and a half {I’ve lost 5 lbs!! yay!}, and I have been staying away from breads of any kind, but I admit, I ate half a loaf today. ugh. Why do I forsee those pounds returning? ha. Even my husband, who isn’t fond of eggnog, liked this bread.

A little history: My mom acquired this recipe from my friend Martha’s mom, Ginny, when I was in grade school. Thank you Ginny for sharing! xoxo

Egg Nog Bread

2 C. Flour

1 1/4 C. Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp baking powder

1-2 tsp nutmeg {I used 2}

3 eggs

1 1/2 C. Whipping Cream

2-3 tsp Imitation Rum Flavoring {I used nearly 2}

Preheat your oven to 350. Add all the ingredients to your mixer in order that they appear above. 

Blend on low speed for one minute, then medium speed for three minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth. {Thanks Nicole for the extra hand in these photos! ha}

This recipe makes: {1} 9×5 loaf or {2} 8×4 loaf or {4} 4×3 loaf. I like to give the mini loaves as gifts.

Bake at 350 for 40-60 mins, or until knife comes out clean. Dust with powered sugar and enjoy!

YUMMO-O!

I love to wrap them up and give as gifts…

in fact, Brooke made you another hangtag down load.

I love that girl! Just click on the picture and it’s yours! for FREE! I hope you enjoy it! If you’d like, pop on over to Brooke’s facebook page and tell her thanks!

Evys Tree Christmas Tags

Enjoy dear friends! Big hugs to you all…so thankful we are here to celebrate this time together!

xoxo

PS…come back tomorrow to see who won the Ruffled Tree Skirt giveaway!

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One thought on “Food Friday {on Sunday}: Eggnog Bread

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    Nicole says:

    I am so going to make this! I remember thinking yesterday, “that looked easy!” AHahahahaha… YUM!

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