Christmas Mincemeat Bread

From "Our Daily Bread" by Stella Standard (pub c 1970)

If you have some mincemeat left-over (how would that happen???) this is a great way to use it up. If you don't have any left-over, it's worth picking up (or making) some more!


  • 1 cup mincemeat
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp dark rum
  • 1/2 cup 100% bran crumbles cereal
  • 2 cups soft whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder


  1. If you are using homemade mincemeat, then just add the rum. If it is commercial, use a scant cup of it and add 5 or 6 sliced dates and 2 spoons of apricot jam or orange marmalade, and the rum.
  2. Mix with the dry ingredients and the beaten egg.
  3. Mix the buttermilk, sugar and baking powder and add to the flour mixture (use a large bowl as it may foam up a bit)
  4. The batter should be soft and moist but not thin.
  5. Bake bread in a greased bread pan 1 hour at 350F.
  6. Slice after it has cooled.

This is nice to have during the holidays for tea.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.