Orange Cream Cheese Bread
photo by tmaryso43
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 tablespoons orange peel, grated
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- Combine cream cheese and shortening, creaming well.
- Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
- Stir in walnuts and orange peel.
- Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 10 mintues. Then sprinkle orange juice over loaves. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
I used two generous Tablespoons of orange zest and then did as the one review, used the juice of one orange plus milk to make the one cup. I used pecans instead of the walnuts and added about 1/2 cup or little less of dried cranberries. I cooked for 50 mins and that was too long in my oven. Check your temperature and cook less time and check it My granddaughters loved it and so did I!
An easy & versatile recipe. Dense, moist & flavorful .I cut the recipe in half and made the following subs based on personal preference: used whole wheat pastry flour, butter, Neufchatel cheese, grated rind of one orange & used the juice of the orange plus non fat milk to make up the liquid and added a cup of chopped walnuts. Baked for about 45 min and did not sprinkle with orange juice. Husband liked it because it's not too sweet. Made to go with a Vegetarian Split Pea soup.
I followed the recipe right on down, well, except that I did use two generously rounded tablespoons of minced orange zest, since I wanted the orange flavor to really stand out! This delicious bread is certainly worth making again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block recipe tag]
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Missouri born and bred. Raised in a family of awesome cooks and bakers! I love to cook, bake breads, pies. Nothing makes me happier than to hear someone moan or sigh with delight while eating something I've made.