The Thankful Mama

Eggnog Bread

I recently found a clever recipe for eggnog bread. It can be found in the book 25 Years of Brand Name Baking and there is a similar recipe here, although I haven’t tried that particular one. This is a great recipe perfect for gift giving. It uses eggnog in the dough as well as a glaze before baking. The bread is braided and topped with almonds, giving it a very pretty presentation.

It has been quite damp and rainy here the past few days, making bread baking rather difficult. I found that the dough is kind of dense and with the added moisture, I thought it wasn’t going to rise properly. I ended up turning on the heat and the oven and that did the trick. It took a couple of hours but it finally doubled in bulk. The second rise, after shaping, seemed to take a lot less time. Probably because I had the kitchen already heated up!

Shaped bread ready for baking

Finished eggnog braid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tasted it right after coming out of the oven and it was delicious. It has just a hint of eggnog flavor and the nutty taste from the almonds pairs well with the sweetness of the bread. We also tried it the next day toasted with butter… also excellent! Happy Baking!

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