03 January, 2011

Orange Bread | Lisa Gianotti Ware

Good for breakfast or dessert. This orange bread recipe is a dense Italian cake cooked in a loaf pan. The fresh ground almonds and fresh oranges are the dominant flavors. ~Lisa Gianotti Ware

Photo and recipe via Italian Dessert Recipes

Orange Bread ingredients
Makes 1 loaf
3/4 cups sugar
10 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cups ground almonds
1 Tbsp grated orange zest (divided use)
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 scant tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

For glaze:
1 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp hot water
Remaining orange zest


Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan; set aside.

Beat sugar and butter until creamy.

Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in almonds and 3 teaspoons of the orange zest.

Gently fold in the sifted flour alternately with the milk.

Spoon mixture into a greased loaf pan; bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

To make the glaze, place the confectioner's sugar, remaining orange zest, and 1-2 Tbsps of hot water in a bowl and beat until smooth.

Spread glaze over cooled cake. 

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