This recipe is easy, delicious, and the resulting bread Freezes Well. After baking and cooling, I slice the loaf up and wrap individual slices in cello and freeze them. Lee loves this for breakfast or a snack. I have made this with nuts and for dried fruit, this loaf is good both ways.
- 1 ¾ cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 ½ Tsp. Baking Powder
- 3/4 Tsp. Salt
- ½ Cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed
- ¼ Cup Water
- 1 ¼ Cups sugar
- 5 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 Large Eggs
- ½ cup Chopped Toasted Almonds or ½ cup dried fruit
- 1 ½ Tsp grated orange zest
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and lightly butter a 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 loaf pan, dust with flour. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl. Combine Orange Concentrate and water in another small bowl. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter with a mixer for one minute. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and orange concentrate mixture in 3 additions. Do not overbeat. Add orange zest and almonds. Bake bread until tester inserted in center comes out clean. About 55 minutes. Cool bread in pan on rack for about 5 minutes and turn out completely. Eat and enjoy.