Orange Nut Bread
(I altered this one a bit for two reasons: 1. I wanted to start using gluten-free flour to possibly curb the number of migraines I’ve been having, and 2. I didn’t have all of the ingredients, as usual.)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I used gluten-free plus 3/4 teaspoons Xanthan Gum for every cup of flour. This helps keep the bread firm)
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds because I didn’t have any walnuts)
1 tablespoon grated orange peel ( I used lemon. No oranges in the house)
I beaten egg
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons salad oil (I assumed this meant canola oil)
I also added 1 cup craisins soaked in boiling water to plump them up.
Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and orange peel. Mix egg, juice and oil. Stir into dry ingredients until just moist, then fold in craisins. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight.
It turned out pretty good. It’s really good with coffee.