Holiday Eggnog Bread
This is Christmas in a bread.
Delicate. Light. Great eggnog flavor with an aroma fills the house as it’s baking. Simply splendid.
My boss makes this bread at Christmas time and I look forward to it every year. I think since you can only get eggnog during the holidays it makes it that much more special.
I’m picturing you eating a toasted piece of this eggnog bread, covered in butter, sitting in front of your Christmas tree drinking hot cocoa and watching Love Actually. Also known as how I enjoyed this eggnog bread on Sunday night.
Around the close of the year I reflect back on all the great accomplishments & memories from the past 12 months. 2013 has been great. Skiing in Lake Tahoe. Planting my first garden. Our 1 year anniversary trip to Seattle. My sister & Ken getting married! Shawn & I starting our film business! So much to be grateful for. But my proudest by far is starting this lovely little food blog of mine. It has been such a wonderful adventure in cooking, photography, writing, and best of all making new friends.
Holiday Eggnog Bread
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
- 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups eggnog
- 1 tablespoon dark rum
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time for 1 minute each.
- Whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add half the flour mixture and half the eggnog & dark rum, beat for 1 minute. Add in the remaining flour mixture, eggnog and dark rum, beat for 1 minute.
- Pour into greased 9"x5" loaf pan. Bake in 325 degree oven for 90 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out dry with small crumbs attached.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Can eat warm, room temperature, or sliced and toasted. Top with butter, jam or peanut butter.
- Wrap loaf in saran wrap. Will keep for 1 week at room temperature.
317 Comments on “Holiday Eggnog Bread”
Great recipe. Family loves it.
I was wondering if you can freeze this bread?
Yes you can freeze the eggnog bread Dawn. To freeze: wrap bread tightly with plastic freezer wrap, then wrap in aluminum foil and place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Properly stored it will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months. Hope this helps! Happy baking!
Great recipe. No way it fits in a 9in. pan. Needs two 8×4’s. I think dried out or toasted slightly would make great French toast or bread pudding.
Totally past Christmas, I know, but this looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it next holiday season!
Haha, you’re so funny. It is SO good, you must make it around Christmas time next year. Too bad they don’t sell eggnog year round : )
My favorite holiday treat is no-bake cookies (that my husband makes).
Buckeye balls are my favorite holiday treat.
Sweet potato pie is my favorite
Thanks for the giveaway… Molasses Cookies !!!
Pumpkin pie is one favorite
Oh and my favorite holiday treat is definitely cookies although this year I made egg nog pancakes that were pretty yummy and homemade marshmallows so I’m gaining more favorites each year!
This sounds delicious thank you for posting!! I have been searching for good recipes to do a nice brunch after opening presents and I think this will be a nice addition
My favorite holiday treat is Gingerbread
I try to cook all the desserts and any other foods that I can at least a day before the dinner and then I only have the main dishes to cook. I especially like to bake a ham, because it’s easy to prepare and that means more time for enjoying the guests. Thanks for having this contest.
I love fudge
My favorite holiday treat is anisette cookies