I found this wonderful and simple quick bread recipe awhile ago, and I’ve kept it stashed in my recipe pile waiting for the holidays. A few days ago I had the opportunity to make it up as little gift loaves for some friends of mine.
It’s a perfect recipe for the fall because one of it’s main ingredients is eggnog, and it also has cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s lightly spiced and is so moist from the eggnog.
The house smelled spicy and delightful! I made two batches and used my 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch mini loaf pan to make sweet little loaves. Because my pans were smaller than the recipe called for, I only needed to bake the bread for 20-25 minutes.
My family was pretty excited to know that there were a few extra loaves so they knew they could sample.
Once they were cooled, I wrapped them in plastic wrap, placed them in a cellophane bag, and added a simple but pretty raffia bow.
I wanted to make a simple, but pretty fall tag so I pulled out this Stampin’ Up leaf stamp and embossed it with gold. Using chalks, water, and a brush, I lightly colored the leaf in. I then glued and stacked my card stock layers so the tag would have some weight.
Last, I added a little gold eyelet.
Because I used a smaller loaf pan, my two batches made approximately 10 mini loaves. This is such a simple recipe and it would be a perfect addition in a gift basket.
I simply loved Taste of Home’s Eggnog Bread recipe, and I’m sure you will too! I’d love to hear your thoughts and creative gift-giving ideas – feel free to leave a comment.