Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eggnog Almond Bread


Eggnog is definitely a Christmasy thing and this bread has lots of eggnog, toasted almonds and nutmeg! I made it up as jumbo muffins this time to sell at the Farmer's Market tomorrow but you could make a 9 x 5-inch loaf, three 3 1/2 x 5 1/2-inch loaves or regular sized muffins, just adjust the baking time accordingly.

Eggnog Almond Bread

1 cup chopped blanched almonds
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 egg
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/4 cups eggnog



Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.








In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, lemon peel and toasted almonds.









In a small bowl, whisk together egg, oil and eggnog.












Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir just until well blended.











Pour batter into greased and flour-dusted pans or line muffin tins with paper liners.








Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about one hour for a large loaf, about 40 minutes for small loaves, about 30 minutes for jumbo muffins, about 20 minutes for regular muffins or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Dust tops with additional nutmeg if desired. Let cool in pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.



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11 comments:

Ngo Family Farm said...

Wow, those look good! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can't ever get enough egg nog during the holidays, it's just so yummy.
-Jaime

Michelle said...

This is funny. I was just an hour ago wounding what I was going to do with all the egg nog in my frig. Problem solved Thanks. Sabrina is doing a lot better She lost her memory for a while from the seizure. She acted like she didn't know her name or use. But she is back to normal. It was pretty scare for a while. But all is well for now. Thanks for asking about her.

Teresa said...

This sounds like an unusual yet delicious holiday treat.

Sarah A said...

They were YUMMY!!! I am glad I got one last week...Unfortunately I will be busy making my Christmas goodies all day on Saturday. Good thing I have insider info on how to get them after hours. ;o)

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Going to have to try these... Thanks!

Candy C. said...

Jaime,
I hope you get a chance to try the muffins! :)

Michelle,
I'm glad to hear Sabrina is doing better, thanks for the update!

Teresa,
If you are into eggnog, they are very, very good! :)

Candy C. said...

Sarah,
Have fun with your baking!

Ruth,
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Anonymous said...

Toasted almonds and lemon zest with eggnog ... I bet that is tasty!
Thanks for sharing Candy!

Robyn
http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

Candy C. said...

Robyn,
They are pretty tasty! :)

dr momi said...

....I think I will BUY some eggnog and try it!

Candy C. said...

Jean,
They are worth the purchase of some eggnog! :)