Saturday, August 23, 2008

Orange Pecan Loaf

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pecans
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice

1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and orange peel; beat until blended. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.

2. In another small mixing bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form. Fold egg white and pecans into batter.

3. Pour into a 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

4. Combine glaze ingredients in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 30 seconds. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over warm bread. Cool 10 minutesbefore removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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