While it is still in season, it is worth using the opportunity to enjoy the taste and aroma of winter fruits. Today we are preparing Orange Bread
The bread (or muffin) makes a small size, and this vegetarian recipe can use fresh orange juice, or even store-bought if you prefer.
1 measuring cup = 250 ml
So you will need
1 cup of whole wheat flour*
½ tsp. baking powder for dough
½ tsp. soda
a pinch of fine salt
190-250 ml of orange juice (about 3-4 oranges)**
100 g coconut sugar (or any other sweetener)
***¼ cup coconut oil or any other vegetable
1 tbsp. corn or potato starch
½ – 1 h. of orange peel
*You can take regular, semi-wheat, rice or nut flour, or even mix them 50/50
**If you use whole grain flour, then add 1 cup of orange juice to the dough, if regular – it’s enough and ¾ cup of juice
***When using coconut sugar from Masale, it should be ground in advance on a grater or in a blender.
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees
- Combine whole wheat flour, 1 tbsp. starch, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl or in a blender, mix the coconut sugar and coconut oil well.
- Add the orange juice to the whipped mixture and mix well until smooth.
- Enter the dry ingredients and orange peel into the mixture (you can also add orange or tangerine essence if you are a lover of rich aromas)
- Mix everything well at medium speed. There should be no lumps left in the mixture.
- Pour the dough into a pre-greased or parchment-lined pan measuring approximately 18×10 cm. Well, or the most suitable pan you have with high sides.
- Use a spatula to flatten the dough in the pan or tap it gently on the table with a muffin tin. If you used parchment, it can be slightly moved from the sides. This is done so that air bubbles come out of the dough and it is evenly distributed in the form.
- Bake the orange bread in an oven heated to 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- You can check the readiness of the cake with a skewer, but it is better not to poke it again, and after turning off, let the orange cake cool a little without opening the oven door. And don’t be upset if the top of the bread cracks – that’s normal!
- You can serve the orange cake warm or cold.