Friday, 30 August 2013

Orange & Blueberry Quick Bread

A few sundays ago, I was flicking through one of the weekend paper magazines.

I came across this David Herbert recipe and just couldn't wait to get into the kitchen and start baking.

Incredibly easy and a big hit with the entire family.

You will need-
3 cups Plain Flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
finely grated rind of one orange
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g blueberries- fresh or frozen
100g chopped pecans (although I used walnuts in lieu of!)

To make-
Preheat oven to 180 deg celcius (170 fan forced).
Grease a 23 x 12 x 8cm loaf tin and line base and sides with baking paper.
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt into a large bowl and stir in orange rind.
Make a well in the centre. 
Whisk together milk, egg, orange juice, oil and vanilla. 
Pour into flour and stir until ingredients are just combined. 
Quickly add the fruit and pecans.
Do not overmix- its ok if the batter is a bit lumpy.
Transfer mixture to prepared tin and smooth top.
Bake for 60-65 minutes or until top is firm to touch and golden brown.
A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean.
Cool in 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Best of all, the small bit leftover tasted delicious toasted.

The link to the original article and recipe can be found here.

Have you a favourite loaf recipe?
Please share...... x

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