Sunday, August 7, 2011

Orange Rhubarb Bread





I was surfing my favorite food blogs the other day, and I came across this wonderful recipe from Mary at One Perfect Bite, she always makes amazing food and I am new to Rhubarb so this fit my criteria perfectly!

It is wonderfully moist, flavorful and a great way to use Rhubarb, I may just have to grow some myself next year! I highly recommend giving this a try!

Of course since I am a diddler, fiddler and can't leave well enough alone, I had to change it by increasing the amount of ginger and nutmeg and I added some Orange Juice Powder I got from King Arthur Flour to increase the Orange quotient. Finally I made a quick little orange glaze for the top!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup orange juice
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts (I omitted the Walnuts)

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2) In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange peel and vanilla.
3) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Fold in rhubarb and nuts.
4) Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Orange Glaze

Equal parts orange juice and powdered sugar, mix till smooth and well incorporated, drizzle over the bread! YUM

12 comments:

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You might be a fiddler diddler, but you made some interesting changes. Orange powder? From King Arthur? I'll have to check that out, as I'm addicted to that website. One cannot go wrong with any of mary's recipes.

Marjie said...

Orange juice powder sounds like something I need to investigate! Looks like a wonderful bread.

teresa said...

what a wonderful loaf of bread, i just love the flavors!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never tried rhubarb!

Mini Baker said...

i need to get me some rhubarb!!

Pam said...

I think your changes make it perfect... love the orange glaze on top.

sophia said...

Orange is citrus and rhubarb is tart...I love the sound of this combination! It must really cut down the sweetness...it sounds lovely and looks so pretty!

MaryBeth said...

Yippy...no walnuts! The bread looks wonderful, I bet it has great flavor.

The Blonde Duck said...

Bitty sleeps in her own bed. Bear sleeps up my butt. He literally gets between me and Ben and puts his head on the pillow!

grace said...

hello, glaze. lookin' good. :)
terrific and unique batch of bread, cheryl--it appeals to me very much!

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Beautifully made! Must be so delicious.

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