Orange Macadamia Bread

I love anything with oranges, or fruits of most kinds to be honest. I also love macadamia nuts. So when I saw this recipe, I knew I just had to try it. Of course I personalized it and made it my own. You’d expect nothing less of me at this point though, right?! Ironically, it came from one of my cookbooks that I was thinking I might recycle and give to someone else. I was sitting on the fence with it for awhile, but then the more I looked through it, the more I decided I needed to keep it around. There are more recipes in it that I like than I don’t; always a good sign that it’s a keeper. 🙂

Orange Macadamia Bread

Preheat the oven to 350* F.

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.

1 cup softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 TBSP orange zest

1 tsp orange extract

2 TBSP orange juice

4 eggs at room tempertaure

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

As with any cake batter, mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Then cream the sugar and butter first, then add the eggs, beating in between each addition. Add the orange juice, orange extract and the orange zest and mix together thoroughly. Then add the dry mixture 1/2 at a time, and mix in between at a medium speed.

Once everything is thoroughly incorporated together, pour into in the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the macadamia nuts on top of the batter and place in the oven to bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Orange Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 TBSP orange juice

1 tsp orange extract

Mix everything together and drizzle over the top of the completely cooled loaf. Slice and enjoy.

This cake is a winner. It’s slightly sweet, but not overly sweet. It’s crunchy, moist and delicious all at the same time. I just know you’re going to like this one. It was a big hit today.

Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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