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Zesty Orange Bread

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Servings: Makes 1 loaf
Zest of 3 oranges
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. water
5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

For the orange syrup:
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

Preheat an oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 1-lb. loaf pan.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the orange zest, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the water, stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted, about 1 minute. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir and toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, milk and reserved orange mixture until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Stir in nuts (optional).

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the orange syrup: In a small bowl, combine the sugar and orange juice. Set aside, stirring occasionally; don’t worry if the sugar does not dissolve completely.

Remove the bread from the oven and transfer the pan to a wire rack. Using a fork, gently poke the top in several places. Stir the syrup, then slowly drizzle it over the hot bread. Cool the bread in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto the rack to cool completely.

Makes 1 loaf.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series,Muffins & Quick Breads,by John Phillip Carroll (Time-Life Books, 1993).

Source: Williams-Sonoma
Date: December 16, 2002


Reviewer: Marshall Hall
I sprinkled sanding sugar on the top before baking. Gave it a slight crisp crust. This is a KEEPER to bake often.

Reviewer: cornelia
It's an cake easy to make. The yogurt makes it soft. I prepared it with lemon zest and with dried raisins.


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