April 19, 2024

Nana’s Kitchen: Orange Marmalade Bread

Greetings, home cooks, welcome to Nana’s Kitchen,

Looks like things are going to warm up. Happy days! I have been holding off buying flowers for planting due to the cold weather. I am anxious to start planting. The flowers are a source of relaxation for me. Taking care of them is a joy.

This week it felt like a comfort food was in order. Like banana nut bread or a zucchini bread todays recipe is a no yeast bread. Most of the ingredients you probably have on hand, if not all. 

Orange marmalade is the flavorful ingredient. With its bits of rind it adds a nice subtle flavor and the texture is pleasing.

Marmalade has been mentioned before in one of our recipes. Marmalade is a fruit preserve. It is made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits. In comparison jam is made from the juice and pulp of a fruit and jelly is made from the fruit juice, providing a clear and translucent product. 

Marmalade can be made with different fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, mandarins, bergamot, or a combination of the fruits. 

Orange Marmalade Bread

3 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup orange marmalade
3/4 cup milk 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Grease well a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder and place in a large bowl.
Stir in the nuts, if using. 
Combine the eggs, milk, oil, honey, and marmalade and mix well.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine till the flour is well moistened. The mixture will be lumpy. 
Pour batter into loaf pan.
Bake 65 to 70 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool a few minutes and turn bread out from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
Slice and enjoy!

Makes one loaf. 
Used whole milk.
Used a whisk to combine liquid ingredients, did not use a mixer.
Sturdy spoon worked well to combine the wet and dry ingredients.
I baked this for 50 minutes and it was done. The old toothpick method works well to test doneness.
As mentioned before, ovens do vary. Watch the baking closely.
You could use lemon marmalade and this would be good as well.
Nuts are optional or use whatever is on hand or a favorite. Cooks choice. 
This could be toasted for a tasty breakfast.
This is a favorite no yeast bread. Easy to make with common on hand ingredients.
Nice to take as a gift to someone. 

Have a blessed Sunday.