Orange Chocolate Chip Bread
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Serves: 10
 
Moist, dense quick bread lightly flavored with orange and studded with lots of mini chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (250 gm/9 oz) unbleached all-­purpose flour
  • ½ cup (112 gm/4 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (240 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange peel
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to moderate 350F/180C/gas mark 4.
  2. Grease a 9×5 inch (23×13 centimeter) loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper cut to fit the length and width of the pan, with enough overhang to allow easy removal after baking. Grease the top sheet of parchment.
  3. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt to combine. Make a well in the center and set aside.
  4. Lightly whisk buttermilk, egg, melted butter, orange juice and extract to combine. Pour into well and stir until just mixed into a batter. The batter will be lumpy and may still show a few streaks of flour. Fold in grated orange peel and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely before slicing. Drizzle with glaze, if desired.
Recipe by BakeNQuilt at http://www.bakenquilt.com/2012/02/february-daring-bakers-challenge-quick-breads/