Monday, 13 August 2012

Orange Quick Bread

What better to do when it's 104F outside than bake, right?  Well, one has to move when the muse strikes.  And when you have oranges.

Orange Quick Bread

5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons orange zest
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (triple sec, Grand Marnier, etc.)
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten egg and zest.  Add juice and flour mixture alternately until thoroughly mixed.  Pour into two small greased loaf pans.  Bake for 40 minutes.  Remove from pans and let cool on a rack.

I think next time I'll make a glaze for it from orange juice and confectioner's sugar.

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