Ah, Pinterest! Are you on? For people who don’t know what Pinterest is, it’s a virtual pin board where you can catalog and share the things you love. When I first saw it, I didn’t like it because I didn’t want to reveal what I liked for all to see. It’s like an open book and I wanted to keep it closed. Selfish, I know, haha! But then one day I saw a picture of a beautiful umbrella in the “invite screen” and I decided to join on the spot.
That umbrella was going to be my first pin, I decided. After I signed up, I looked for that umbrella, and you know what? I couldn’t find it! Well, I decided to pin and the more I saw, the more I pinned. Re-pinned, actually. Re-pinned other people’s pins, who had re-pinned other people’s and…(you get it?). Pretty soon you have a board. You pin pictures. You follow people. You Ooo & Ahh! And I’m a good re-pinner! For days I was pinning, staying up late and pinned, and pinned. I was hooked! Pinterest members know what I’m talking about. You just get in “The Zone” and you walk away feeling inspired without doing a thing. Yeah, gotta love it :o)
I saw this eggnog bread on Pinterest and I pinned it to my Cooking and Baking board. I decided to try it out because then I could say that I actually tried something from Pinterest and say to myself that all this pinning isn’t a waste of time, ha! But seriously, Pinterest is a catalog. Of the things you love. And it’s nice to share.
Eggnog Quick Bread
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. rum extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Eggnog glaze: 3/4 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar (to ensure no lumps), enough eggnog to make a glaze (I used about 2 tablespoons).
1. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Then add next 5 ingredients, blending well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until just moist. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Makes one loaf.