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Quick breads can be made in large or small loaf pans. Wrap these moist and buttery breads in colored plastic food wrap for perfect gifts.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 5 mini (5 3/4x3-inch) loaf pans. Set aside.
Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add sour cream, orange juice and orange zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Gently stir in nuts.
Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
Combine 1/2 cup butter, powdered sugar and marmalade in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
Orange Walnut Poppy Seed Bread: Stir 2 tablespoons poppy seed into batter with walnuts.
Orange Date Pecan Bread: Omit walnuts. Stir 2 cups chopped dates and 1 cup chopped pecans into batter.
Orange Coconut Macadamia Nut Bread: Omit walnuts. Stir 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut and 2/3 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts into batter.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
For those who like more flavor, use orange oil in addition to the extract and also about a teaspoon of vanilla extract. The vanilla will boost the orange flavor.
Making 4 loaves for our volunteer fire department fund raiser this week-end!
I'm always making nut breads and truly, this one is exceptional. Wonderful combination with the orange and walnuts!
I made this for Christmas and also gave it out for gifts. I used the macadamia nuts and it was very good.
My neighbor is my 'taste-tester' and she thought it didn't have enough taste. She did, however, love the butter spread who wouldn't. I personally like it even without the butter spread better with though.
This bread is a keeper. Gave out as holiday gifts this year. Wish I had made more.
I have made this bread several times - it is so-o-o good!! Always a favorite!
Makes a wonderful Gift. Its so good it won't last long.
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