Orange Rhubarb Pecan Bread

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Sherry Blizzard

By
@akflurry

Rhubarb is the first veg to come out of my garden and I am always looking for a good way to use it. My good friend Linda Garlington gave me a similar recipe for Orange Bread a million years ago. I usually make the orange bread at Christmas...But this was truly yummy. I made a nutmeg butter to slather on it--EVEN better! I love the addition of chopped pecans and the wheat germ makes me think I'm eating healthy. I'm sharing these loaves with my Fairbanks Community Garden neighbors.

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Comments:
Serves:
Depends on how big the slices are.
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CREAM TOGETHER:

  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2/3 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 2
    eggs
  • MIX DRY INGREDIENTS IN SEPARATE BOWL:

  • 1 3/4 c
    flour
  • 1/4 c
    wheat germ
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • ZEST 1 TBSP OF THE ORANGES BEFORE SQUEEZING THEM

  • MEASURING CUP (MIX TOGETHER):

  • 1/2 c
    fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • CHOP:

  • 1 c
    rhubarb, diced fine
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Orange Rhubarb Pecan Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease the bottom of
    a 9x5x3 loaf pan (I am using mini loaf pans). Cream together the sugar, shortening and eggs (add them one at a time)
  2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg.
  3. Zest 1 Tablespoon of the oranges. Squeeze 1/2 cup of orange juice. Mix the orange juice and the vanilla together.
  4. Alternate mixing batches of dry ingredients with the juice. Stir in pecans, rhubarb and orange zest.
  5. Spoon batter into pan(s). Let stand 20 minutes before baking. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until tested and the center comes out clean. Cool before eating. Wrap the loaf(s) in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. It's even better the second day. Serve with nutmeg butter.

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