This is a great recipe for the holidays. Don’t skip the glaze because it really adds to the bread and it would be boring without it. I ran out of spiced rum (oh the horror!) so I used rum flavoring and it worked great. The recipes makes two loaves ~ one to keep and one to give away!
Eggnog Quick Bread with Rum Glaze
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup eggnog, room temperature
1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 – 3 tbsps eggnog
1 tbsp spiced rum
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325º.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and the salt in a medium bowl.
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each. Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture alternately with the eggnog and beat until smooth.
Spray two 8×4 loaf pans with cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until a pick inserted in teh middle comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove bread from pans and cool completely.
For the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over cooled bread.
Makes 2 loaves.