How to make it

  • Please follow all instructions to make this delicious ,intense orange flavored and colored ,moist quick bread.
  • It is a great breakfast or tea bread.
  • Although excellent plain, butter or orange marmalade goes great as well as a cream cheese spread.
  • It also make a superb French toast using the traditional egg and milk batter to fry it!
  • Cut up orange and place in blender or food processor to chop fine.. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.
  • Gradually beat in oil. Sift all dry ingredients.
  • Add to egg mixture with orange and beat until well mixed .
  • Batter will be on the thick side. Add and beat in milk medium speed until well blended for about 2 minutes.
  • Divide batter into two greased and floured 8 x 4 inch loaf pans. Let stand on counter 20 minutes.
  • Then bake in a preheated 400F oven about 20 minutes or until slightly browned and appears risen.
  • Lower heat to 300F and carefully score bread lengthwise with tip of knife.
  • Bake about 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Do not over bake !
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes and carefully remove to cool completely.
  • Wrap in foil and leave until the next day. .
  • Yield 2 small loaves which freeze well.
  • Note: A nice orange glaze or icing would also be nice to drizzle over the loaves.
  • Use your judgment on how you wish to serve this versatile loaf.

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