Orange Cardamom Bread is a quick bread that has the wonderful flavor of orange with a touch of the warm cardamom spice.
Orange Cardamom bread is a bread that is perfect for serving on Christmas morning.
As I have mentioned on my blog many times, bread was always been an important part of each meal as I was growing up. Bread was served at each meal in one form or another.
Christmas was no exception, my mom would make yeast bread that had dried fruits and nuts. She would also make quick breads like banana bread. So it is no wonder that I like to carry on the tradition. I am adding this quick bread to my Christmas bread list.
I got the idea while standing in line at the grocery store. While I was waiting to check out I grabbed a magazine and started paging through it. A recipe for orange cardamom bread caught my eye, but before I got a chance to look it over the line started to move and I put the magazine back.
I really liked the thought of combining orange and cardamom together, so I decided that it was something that I just had to make. The bread is your basic quick bread recipe, so it is simple to make.
There is orange rind in the bread and the juice of the orange is used to make a sticky glaze that is poured over the bread once it comes out of the oven. Cardamom goes a long way so there is just a touch of it in the bread so that you get a hint of the warm spice flavor.
I was really pleased with how the bread turned out. The orange cardamom bread will be part of my Christmas tradition of making breads for years to come.
Are you still looking for recipes for your holidays? Check these out:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/3 cup sugar divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 cup milk
- Zest from 1 orange
- Juice from 1 orange
Grease and flour a 9 by 5-inch bread pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
With an electric mixer mix the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until well blended. Add the eggs and mix in.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom add to butter mixture and mix in. Add the milk and the orange zest and mix in.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
While the bread is baking mix the orange juice from the orange with the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and mix well. Set aside. When the bread comes out of the oven pour the mixture over the top of the hot bread.
After the orange juice mixture is poured over the bread let the bread cool for an hour in the pan and the then remove and cool completely.