Blueberry Orange Bread III

Blueberries, orange peel and orange juice are combined to create this delicious blueberry orange bread.

Yield

12 servings

Bread Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1 egg
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries

Topping Ingredients

1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine butter and boiling water in a small bowl; add 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1/2 cup orange juice.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg and granulated sugar with an electric hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to egg mixture a little at a time, alternating with orange juice mixture, ending with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire cooling rack.

Combine 1 teaspoon orange rind, 2 tablespoons orange juice, and 2 tablespoons honey, mixing well. Spoon over hot bread; let cool.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: unavailable

Recipe Courtesy Of

Diana Rattray

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