Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mincemeat Bread

I recently purchased a number of glass jars of mincemeat for .25 each on sale at Publix. You might ask, what is mincemeat? I had always heard the term but had never really known what exactly it was. So, since it was on such deep discount and the use by date was some distant time in the future, I read the ingredients. It turns out that mincemeat is mostly spiced apples with a little bit of alcohol in it. So being adventurous, I thought why not? Thus I found this great recipe, made it, and tried it out on my coworkers who loved it. Not just polite, "that's nice", but "I want seconds" kind of appreciation from a particularly picky coworker. Cool, something new to add to my recipe collection!

Mincemeat Bread

¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Margarine; softened
2 Eggs
2½ cup Flour
1½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Milk
½ Jar; (28 oz size) prepared mincemeat (1 1/3 cup)
½ Chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350* Grease bottom only of 9x5 loaf pan. Beat sugar and margarine in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Beat in flour, b. powder, b. soda and salt alternately with milk until blended; stir in mincemeat and nuts. Spread in pan. Bake 60 to 70 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

1 comment:

cooking like a frugalite said...

Thank you for leaving a comment for me. Lol at the vitamins; I do that, too. The mincemeat bread sounds yummy!