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Orange Chocolate Chip Bread

 Orange Chocolate Chip Bread
The classic combination of flavors in this recipe reminds me of the orange and chocolate candy my grandmother made for the holidays. We like to snack on this bread throughout the day.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel (about 1 medium orange)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Place orange peel in a small bowl. Pour juice in a measuring cup; add
  • enough boiling water to measure 1 cup. Pour over orange peel; let
  • stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder,
  • salt and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the egg, butter,
  • vanilla and reserved orange mixture. Stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire

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Orange Chocolate Chip Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 177 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.