Orange bread is an orange-infused loaf bursting with citrus flavours. With oranges being the base ingredient, it is expected to have a bit of a tangy taste because of its low pH levels or acidity. But also because of that, it makes it perfect to be paired with richberry. A slice of orange bread is the perfect treat for breakfast or coffee break. Delicious on its own but addictive with a generous layer of butter and your favourite jam!
· 1/3 cup butter
· 2 eggs
· 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest (or more for more intense orange flavour)
· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1 cup plain non-fat yoghurt
· 1/2 cup golden raisins, chopped
· 3/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven and prepare loaf pan: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan. To make it easier to remove the loaf from the pan, you may want to lay down a wide strip of parchment paper, along the length of the bottom of the loaf pan, and up the narrow sides. Butter this as well.
Beat butter, eggs, zest: Beat the butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes on high in an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until completely incorporated after each addition. Beat in the orange zest.
Whisk together, the dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Add yoghurt and dry ingredients to butter mixture: Add the yoghurt and dry ingredients by thirds, starting with the yoghurt, alternating the additions. Beat only until just incorporated. Mix in the golden raisins.
Pour batter into loaf pans and bake: Immediately pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place in the middle rack of 350°F oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool: Cool on a rack in the pan for 5 minutes. Then remove the loaf from the pan and cool for another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve.
Consume Miracle Berry: Just before digging in, chew 1 or more freeze-dried miracle berry (this can also be done during the preparation of ingredients). Ensure to remove pits to avoid a bitter taste.
Fact: The active ingredient miraculin from miracle berry will turn sour foods such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, non-fat yoghurt and other citrus food to taste sweet without adding sugar. We recommend two halves or 2 servings for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to follow instructions from the back of the packaging.
Note: Sometimes you may need to add at least 5-7% of the total quantity of sugar required, this is due to the chemistry of the food, however, you may skip this as you wish. The goal is to totally reduce sugar and yet experience the same taste.
3/4 cup sugar = 581 Calories