Saturday, December 20, 2014

Eggnog Bread with Rum Glaze

My stitch 'n bitch group met for the last time this year.  Traditionally, it's our Holiday celebration, we take time from sewing on our projects and exchange gifts. What I love about our exchange is that our gifts aren't elaborate, we don't spend hours shopping.  Our gifts are minimal, usually homemade.  The start of my gift is always a jar of my pomegranate jelly.  This year I supplemented the gift with some homemade gift tags and a mini loaf of eggnog bread.

If you like eggnog, you will like this bread.  It is heavier, more of a pound cake texture.  The spiced rum in both the cake and glaze give it a little extra flavor. They don't take a lot of preparation time, which is always nice for the busy holiday time. It's a nice holiday treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

Eggnog Bread with Rum Glaze

2 eggs
 1 1/2 cups of regular eggnog (not low fat)
2 teaspoons Spiced Rum
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 (3.4 ounces of powdered) package of instant French vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350. Spray three mini loaf pans with baking spray.

In a mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix together the eggs, eggnog, rum, sugar, vanilla and butter. The butter will remain clumpy but that is just fine. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, pudding mix, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add the dry mixture to the wet and blend until incorporated. Avoid over mixing. Again, the butter will remain clumpy and this is to be expected. The butter will melt when cooking. The dough will be thick.  Pour into your prepared pans. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (A regular loaf pan will take about 45-55 minutes). 

Cool, in pans, on wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove loaves from pans and cool completely.

Rum glaze:
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
2 teaspoon eggnog
2 tablespoon Spiced Rum
1/8 teaspoon  ground nutmeg

Whisk together glaze ingredients and pour over cooled cakes.

Linda made each of us a Christmas house, made of paper, complete with battery lights in them.


  1. I just came accross ur blog and love recipe for the eggnog bread. Can u tell me where u got the bags that hold the bread? I love the icicle theme. Also, do you have instructions on your site for making the lighted Christmas houses? I think they're adorable!

    1. Hi Pier! Thank you for stopping by! I got the bags at our local cake supply store. A friend gave me the lighted Christmas house, she made them using her Silhouette machine.