December 15, 2010

Eggnog Saigon Cinnamon Swirl Bread



Ingredients:

swirl:
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Saigon cinnamon

batter:
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups eggnog
2/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray one standard loaf pan or mini loaf pan that makes 4 one cup loaves. In a small bowl, whisk together swirl ingredients. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together baking powder, nutmeg, flour, sugar and salt. In a medium sized bowl, combine eggs, eggnog, vanilla and oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into pan, filling about 1/3 of the way. Sprinkle with swirl mixture. Add more batter, top with more of the swirl mixture. Bake 45- 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes then carefully remove to wire racks. Cool completely before slicing.
My thoughts:

I love making and giving quick breads for the holidays and am always trying to think of a new variation. Last year when faced with a ton of leftover nog I realized that I could use eggnog in pretty much the same way I would use milk. Saigon cinnamon is very fragrant with a spicy-sweet flavor that I think makes it the perfect foil to the rich eggnog. Think of this as a traditional cinnamon bread taken to the next level.

14 comments:

  1. adding egg nog to dessert? oh you are so clever. i like it. :)

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  2. Is Saigon a brand? I'm in the UK - will any ground cinnamon do?

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  3. Saigon cinnamon is a spice. It is available from many different spice companies. I am not familar with what brands of spices there are in the UK. Perhaps a store clerk could help you locate it?

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  4. This sounds like Christmas in a loaf! I like the flavor of eggnog but I've never been much of a sweet drink person. I'd rather eat my dessert! Looks like I could get my eggnog kick with this bread.
    I'm a cinnamon addict too but I've never tried Saigon cinnamon.

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  5. I love quick breads and an eggnog version sounds like the perfect breakfast splurge to treat my husband and I since we aren't heading home for Christmas.

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  6. Love anything and everything made with eggnog. This looks delicious!

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  7. I love baking with eggnog this time of year! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Has anyone in the North Baltimore area found the saigon cinnamon? Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this recipe sounds so delightful, Still, I don't want to have to drive all over looking for it. Thanks for any help!

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  9. Kathy,
    I live in Baltimore, of course, and it is easily found at pretty much any grocery store, at Costco etc.

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  10. Any one in SoCal looking for it can find it at Starter Brother Market they carry two brands. Spice Islands and McCornmick. You can find the Spice Island available online at amazon.com

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  11. Saigon cinnamon is my favorite! That combination has to be good!
    God bless!
    Rachel

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  12. Penzeys Spices carry a wide variety of cinnamon. Saigon cinnamon is often times called Vietnamese cinnamon. www.penzeys.com

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  13. Yum sounds like this is the perfect christmas morning loaf!

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  14. I bought and cherish my Saigon cinnamon .. much more fragrant than the usual cinnamon ... bought from Penzeys and well worth the price!

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