Friday, August 3, 2012

Orange Loaf w/ Orange Glaze

Wow! I just love, love, love zesty and fruit flavored loaf breads. I mean, who doesn't? It is one of the things that make desserts unique and special. When I am baking, it is not just flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, it is the passion that makes you fall in love with the idea to be creative. You see, I am very passionate and I am only 14 years old! Follow me on this blog for more blog updates!

½ cup + 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup + 1 tbsp caster sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ cups + 2 ½ tbsp flour, sifted 
1 ¼ tsp baking powder, sifted 
1 tbsp milk
finely grated zest of 1 large orange
4 tbsp orange juice

Orange icing:
1 ¼ cups powder sugar, sifted
2 tbsp orange juice
zest of 1 orange, to decorate

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°; butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl and beat for 8-10 minutes or until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder and mix well. Add the milk, orange juice and zest and mix until smooth. Do not over mix.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool completely on a wire rack, then carefully unmold.
  4. To make the icing: combine the sugar and orange juice in a small bowl and mix to form a smooth paste. Use a palette knife to spread the orange icing over the cake and top with the zest.

Serves 8-10

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