Cherry Eggnog Quick Bread

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A quick, easy Holiday bread to wrap up and give as gifts at Christmas time...
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1-1/4 cups prepared dairy eggnog
6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped candied red and/or green cherries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degreew.  Grease three 5-1/2 x 3-inch mini-loaf pans.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg in large bowl.  Stir eggnog, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended.  Add eggnog mixture to flour mixture.  Mix just until all ingredients are moistened.  Stir in cherries. Spoon into prepared pans.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.  Cool in pans 15 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.  Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature.
Makes:  3 mini loaves
Meal   SnackDish   Bread
Cooking Method   BakedPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time   45 minutes

Carolyn Beck

Member since Jun 2008

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