Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Old Orange Bread

3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 whole orange
2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375* F.
Grease and flour a 9x9 pan.
Combine cream and lemon juice and set aside to "sour".
Wash the orange well (I usually use a little dish soap and rinse really well). Zest the orange, then juice it. Reserve both the orange zest and the juice.
Cream 1 cup sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add in soured cream, vanilla, flour, soda and orange zest and mix until just moistened.
Mix in raisins just until thoroughly distributed.
Scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, mix together the orange juice and remaining sugar and microwave until the sugar is dissolved (this is the glaze).
Pour glaze over hot cake and allow to absorb a few min before serving.

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