Last year I slaved in my kitchen all day to make neighbor/family goodie plates for Christmas. I made at least 5-6 different holiday treats, and it was a lot of work. I wanted to make our neighbors/friends/family a treat for the holidays, but didn’t want to have to put some much work into it this year. I decided that making bread would be perfect. I wanted to do the mini loaves though. During this time of year everyone is getting so many sweets and goodies. It is super thoughtful, but sometimes you get way too much. So mini loaves it is.
I was out getting the last of my Christmas shopping done yesterday. I was on a hunt for a mini loaf pan. One that you could do more then one loaf at a time. I check out Target and Wal-mart and no luck. Last stop was Bed Bath & Beyond. It was a success. I found a pan for 14 bucks. The best part was that I could make 18 loaves of bread in it. Wahoo!
You can also purchase one of these pan at Amazon
Mini Egg Nog Bread
4 1/2 cups of flour
4 T of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
16 T of butter at room temp. ( 2 sticks)
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 tsp of vanilla
2 T of olive oil
2 cups of egg nog
powdered sugar for dusting
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients of the recipe. Mix together in a standing mixer. Mix until smooth.
Spray your mini bread loaf pan with non-stick spray, and fill with bread batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, and remove from bread pan. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.
Don’t forget to share these sweet breads with all your neighbors, friends and family for the holiday season. Put them in a cute package and make a fun gift tag. Involving your kids will make it fun. They will love delivering the bread to all their loved ones.