Orange Pecan Bread

Orange Pecan Bread

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  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serving: Makes 1 loaf

This sweet bread is ideal for serving as a tea bread. For a sweeter taste, add 1/4 cup dried cranberries.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions

  1. Mix together butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add egg yolk and orange peel; mix thoroughly.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to sugar mixture while stirring in 1/4 cup orange juice.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff.
  5. Fold in egg white and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  7. In a saucepan, mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over warm bread.

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