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.