Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I love making quick breads for the holidays. I must warn you: use store bought canned or carton eggnog.The first time I made eggnog bread I used a thick premium nog sold at a local dairy. My bread came out like a brick, it was so hard I couldn't cut it. Save the good stuff for drinking unless you need a door stop!
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup poppy seed
- 1 1⁄4 cups eggnog
- 4 teaspoons orange zest
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease bottom only of a 9X5 loaf pan.
- Beat together all ingredients just until moistened.
- Pour into pan and bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool slightly.
- Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan.
- Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.
- Wrap and refrigerate up to 1 week.
Good! A nice quick bread to serve with coffee or tea. Lowfat but not heavy or dry. It's funny reading other reviews: I found this not sweet with an abundance of poppy seeds. Used grated rind of one organic orange, the orange and nutmeg overpowered the eggnog flavor but it was very pleasant. Will check at 45-50 minutes next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is quite nice and the only reason I didn't give it all 5 stars is that I find it over sweet. This is DH's rating as I made it for him using full sugar. He says it tastes good but he doesn't care for the "seed things". Thats just him and anyone else would love them, I skipped the orange zest because I knew he wouldn't like that. As to baking, it comes out with a solid but light texture, it's not crumbly and accepts a spread of butter well. I used a ceramic baking dish and it came out lovely. All in all it's a thumbs up.
I made 3 loaves of the bread this week and despite my using the exact same ingredients each time, it came out differently. I thought that was strange. No matter, the taste was very good and the texture was wonderful. I gave 2 loaves away as gifts and the recipients each called requesting the recipe. I would suggest using a glass or light colored baking pan as opposed to a darker one as the darker one tended to make the sides brown too much.