Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
The original of this slightly tweaked recipe was found in the 2008 cookbook, Taste of Home Baking Classics.
- 1 large orange, zest of, minced
- 1⁄3 cup orange juice
- 2⁄3 cup water, boiling
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & grease an 8"x4" loaf pan.
- In a small bowl, combine orange zest, orange juice & boiling water & let stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
- In another bowl, beat together the egg, butter & vanilla, then when the OJ mixture is ready, add that to this mixture, before stirring this mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour into the prepared loaf pan & bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan & putting it upright on the wire rack.
We all loved this 'bread'; based on earlier reviews I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and when I saw the amount of dough I decided to cut the chocolate chips back to approx 1/2 cup. I think those measurements were right for us. My orange was very juicy and 1/2 an orange contributed 1/3 cup juice. The orange flavour comes through really nicely. This recipe will definitely be made again!
I used the juice from the orange (got to use another orange cause I didn't have enough juice). I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I baked it 55 minutes and it was ready. The bread has a wonderful taste of orange and chocolate. Thanks Sydney Mike :) Made for PRMR tag game
Great bread! We all liked it and we would try this again.
For special look I prepared the baking mold with baking paper and after greasing it I spread some sugar and I arranged some oranges slices on it.
After baking and removing the paper I got a splendid and effectfull dessert.
Thanks for it!