Mandarin Orange and Almond Nut Bread

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Here's my very nice sweet bread; great with breakfast coffee or afternoon tea. Filled with Mandarin oranges, banana and chopped almonds.
This is a quick and easy bread;with an creamy orange icing.


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Serves:

Makes 2 loaves

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
buttery flavored crisco
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
dark brown sugar, packed lightly
2 large
eggs
1 medium
banana, mashed
10 oz
can mandarin orange slices ,drained
1/2 c
orange juice concentrate,unfrozen
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
chopped almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375^. Grease well bottoms and corners(not sides) of 2 loaf pans(5x8-inch). Set aside.
2
Using an electric mixer; cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time -beating well after each addition. Add oranges and juice, and mashed banana, mix well.(reserve 6 orange slices for garnish).
3
Add 1 cup of the flour and mix to blend- batter will look curdled , that's OK. In the remaining flour add the baking powder and baking soda, stir to blend..add to batter, mix to blend well. Mix in the almond extract, blend well. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the nuts until combined.
4
Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake in 375^ oven for 25 minutes.. carefully turn pans around then turn oven to 350^ and bake for 30 minutes more or until tested done with a wooden toothpick.
5
Let cool in pans for 7 minutes on cooling rack then remove from pan by running a table knife around edges and turn over in your oven mitt hand and tap bottom of loaf out and place on wire rack to cool completely.
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Make a drizzle with powdered sugar and orange juice or make thicker icing and frost and decorate top with reserved orange slices.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy