2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 (27 ounce) jar mincemeat
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Combine remaining ingredients. Stir both mixtures together and spoon into either one greased medium loaf pan or five mini-loaf pans. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (1 loaf) or about 45 minutes for mini-loaves. Test with a wooden pick for doneness.
Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.