Here in southern Arizona we have an abundant supply of citrus. So, what do you do when someone gives you a big bag full of fresh oranges? You do what Rosie would have done. Use them to create something wonderful. This recipe is easy and delicious, and I had a dear friend who adored it.
ORANGE CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF
- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon orange zest *
- 1/2 cup orange just
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-size mixing bowl. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add orange zest and orange juice. Mix until well blended. Add flour mixture, a little at time. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. Bake for one hour.
If desired, make glaze by stirring sugar and orange juice together in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour over loaf. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan.
- Orange zest is a term for grated orange peel.