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 loaf3/4 cups sugar
10 Tbsp unsalted butter
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
1 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp hot water
Remaining orange zest
DirectionsPre-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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