I found this recipe somewhere online. I’m sorry I don’t remember where, because I’ve spent a couple of months gathering up recipes to make Christmas goodies. It’s a simple recipe that sounded so yummy! It would make the perfect Christmas morning easy sweet bread to serve to guests with a nice cup of coffee.
The original recipe calls for 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tblsp vinegar or lemon juice. It’s Christmas, and I decided to use egg nog and the lemon juice. There’s only the tiniest hint of egg nog flavor, but hey, it was worth a shot.
The bread is a little heavy, and very moist. We love it!
The recipe is supposed to make 2 loaves, but I got the medium sized disposable loaf pans, and it made 3 of those.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups egg nog + 2 Tblsp lemon juice (or 2 cups buttermilk)
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside
- In a larger mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
- Add milk, flour and baking soda.
- Put 1/2 the batter into greased loaf pans.
- Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon/sugar on top of the 1/2 batter.
- Add the rest of the batter to the pans.
- Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon/sugar on top.
- Swirl with a knife (I forgot that part)
- Bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan 20 min before removing. Helps to cool completely before slicing with a very sharp knife.
This is the goody trays I made up for my chiropractor’s office and my mechanic, because they’re the most important businesses in my life!