Sunday, January 24, 2016

Orange Bread

Last week I started thinking about making an orange bread.  I have in the past but with cranberries in it.  I'm thankful I did buy oranges and orange juice since I ended up with a sinus cold and having the additional vitamin C hopefully is helping it to depart quickly.  In the recipe, you'll see plain yogurt.  You can also use a 5.3 oz container of Greek yogurt.  It's the perfect size and then you don't have to come up with ideas to use the rest of the container on (although it's great for chicken).




Orange Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
2 cups flour

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add in egg and yogurt.  Fold in the baking soda, salt and orange zest.  Gradually alternate stirring in the orange juice and flour.  Place mixture in a greased loaf pan.  Bake for 70 minutes at 350°.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and placing on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool completely before icing.

Orange Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp orange zest
1 tsp milk

Stir together until all the powdered sugar is mixed in.  Drizzle over the bread and allow to harden for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.