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Recipe Recommendation: Orange Cream Cheese Bread

The original site for this recipe is here.

To be honest, this came out with more of the consistency of a pound cake, but very tasty. I will explain my changes after:

– 1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened
– 1/2 c shortening
– 1 2/3 c granulated sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 Tbsp baking powder
– 1 c milk
– 1/2 c chopped walnuts
– 2 Tbsp grated orange zest
– 1/4 c orange juice
Yield: 2 loaves
Directions
  1. Combine cream cheese and shortening, creaming well.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
  5. Stir in walnuts and orange zest.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then sprinkle orange juice over loaves. Enjoy.

My revisions:

  • First off, my oven tends to run a bit hotter than other ovens; therefore, I took the bread out at 47 minutes. My recommendation is if your oven also tends to run hot, start with the toothpick test right around 45 minutes. You may find it might be done at that point. The toothpick never lies πŸ™‚
  • Second, if you want the bread to be a bit lighter, you might consider using a little less flour and a little less baking powder. It’s really up to you as the baker to decide the consistency you’re aiming towards.
  • Third, an option would be to add dried cranberries to make this bread truly holiday-worthy. I didn’t this time around, but I’ll probably do that for Christmas gatherings and what not.
  • Last but not least, consider sifting the flour/baking powder/salt combination into the batter. I find this really helps to distribute the three ingredients evenly. 1/4 of a cup into the sifter, then the milk, then again until everything is incorporated into the batter.
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