Betty Howell, lives down the road and is an excellent baker. Here’s a lovely bread for the holidays that is one of her specialties. This makes a nice hostess gift if you’re invited to share a meal.
Orange Blueberry Bread
3 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter or margarine melted
2/3 cup orange juice
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 cup blueberries
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
1.Sift dry ingredients together,
2.Beat eggs; add butter (or margarine), orange juice, milk and orange rind and mix well.
3.Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and stir only until well moistened.
4.Pour into 5 x 9 inch buttered and floured loaf pan.
5.Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 60 – 70 minutes or until bread “tests” done with toothpick.
6.Let sit 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack.
7.Wrap and refrigerate before slicing.