This delectable loaf is rich. It started out as a way to use up my eggnog, and to sneak some nuts into my children's diet.
I recommend serving this with a nice cup of hot coffee- so good.
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1-1/4 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. eggnog
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. ground hazelnuts (grind into flour consistency)
Cream together the butter and sugar, until the sugar is well-incorporated. Next, mix in eggs, 1 at a time is easiest, and set aside.
Mix eggnog with vanilla, and set aside. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and hazelnut "flour" together, and set aside.
Add the eggnog and flour mixtures to the butter mixture, alternating, until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Grease your loaf pan, and flour it.
Even though my loaf pan is silicone, I lightly misted my loaf pan with vegetable oil and floured it. The loaf still stuck in the corner where I missed greasing, so definitely don't skip that step.
Bake at 325*F. My oven cooked it in 1 hr. and 17 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before attempting to turn out onto cooling sheet.
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