Have you met Jennifer from Not Your Momma’s Cookie? I started following Jennifer just a few months ago, and have grown into a big fan. Every post I read, I think “we would be such good friends in real life!!” Jennifer is ridiculously talented at sugar cookies. Just look at these Hunger Games Cookies. She does regular desserts too like Ultimate Reese’s Magic Cooke Bars, and Let it Snow Cupcakes. Alright, enough from me.
Howdy! I’m Jennifer and make sweet and geeky treats and sugar cookies over at Not Your Momma’s Cookie. I’m excited to be here for Erin, even though I’m super jelly of her AMAZING vacation. Hopefully, she’ll share her sure-to-be incredible pictures with all of us!
Now, onto the task at hand.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day…kinda. I think I’m in love with the idea of breakfast more than the reality. Breakfast in my mind consists of pancakes drowning in syrup, crispy bacon, fresh fruit, rolls with those little molded butter flowers that they have at fancy restaurants. The reality of breakfast, on the other hand, is normally a sad bowl of instant oatmeal, some toast, or even a wayward cookie. No judging.
So, when I have the time, I try to start the day with something awesome. Something like this bread.
It is a dense, moist bread, bursting with orangy flavor. Perfect for those days when you want breakfast to be all it can be!
- 1 orange , peeled, quartered, seeds removed
- 1 tablespoon of fresh orange zest
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking spice (you can substitute cinnamon)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Place orange juice, milk, orange zest, and quartered orange into a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Add the egg and butter. Mix until combined. Mixture may look a little like scrambled eggs - that is normal!
- Pour/scoop the orange mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Scoop into loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring t