Monday, September 15, 2014

Blueberry Orange Bread

Blueberry Orange Bread

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1  cup granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup orange juice
4 teaspoons orange rind, zested
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup blueberries--either fresh or frozen will work

Bake at 375 degrees F.  for 45 minutes in  a loaf pan.

This is the recipe that Martha M. gave me at a women's event last week.  She assured me that we would love this bread.  She also said that it goes down very well with vanilla ice cream!  After making it, I am sure this is true but is somewhat gilding the lily.

The only change I made in the recipe is that I doubled it, and also doubled the amount of butter, so 4 Tablespoons of butter per loaf of bread.  Because I like loaves of quick breads that are rather higher than flatter, I baked the bread in buttered 8" by 4" pans (8 1/2" by 4 1/2"?) instead of the 9" by 5" pan.  They needed an extra five or six minutes in the oven which I ascertained by checking them with a toothpick after 45 minutes.  Since the toothpick did not come out clean, I left it to bake a little longer.

This bread totally disappeared from the table, a little more than one loaf>>>GONE!  That makes me happy.

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