Sunday, July 1, 2007

Blueberry Orange Bread

Blueberry Orange Bread
Originally uploaded by Lazy Susin
I finally got some baking done this weekend ... not what I planned on doing, but still good ... Steve and I had some extra blueberries from the Wicker Park Farmer's Market that needed to be used up, so I whipped up a blueberry orange bread. Steve's going to take it to work tomorrow to share with co-workers, but I'm hoping he'll save me a slice ;)

Thanks to for this great recipe...


* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1/4 cup boiling water
* 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
* 1/2 cup orange juice
* 1 egg
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries


* 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 2 tablespoons honey

Combine butter and boiling water in a small bowl; add 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1/2 cup orange juice.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg and granulated sugar with an electric hand-held mixer until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to egg mixture a little at a time, alternating with orange juice mixture, ending with flour mixture.

Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack.

Combine 1 teaspoon orange rind, 2 tablespoons orange juice, and 2 tablespoons honey, mixing well. Spoon over hot bread; let cool.


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