Happy Monday! Welcome to a new week of quarantine. According to the news this and next week are going to be the worst of the virus. Remember to stay home as much as possible .
This bread is something you can make with your loved ones during this difficult time. Just a few ingredients that you might have at home.
Why mandarin/clementine? Because I had a big bag that I got last week at the grocery store that I wanted to use. BUT, if you have just oranges, you can use them too.
Let’s start with the recipe.
Yield 1 loaf pan
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter butter, room temperature
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh mandarin juice (cut the mandarins in half and squeeze the juice just with your hands)
2 teaspoons mandarin zest
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar to sprinkle on the top
1.-Pre-heat oven 350 F. Grease a loaf pan. Set aside.
2.- Beat butter for 2 minutes until fluffy. Add sugar and beat for 2 more minutes.
3.- Add eggs, one by one, mixing well after each addition.
4.- Mix in juice and zest. Mix. By this step, the batter will look curdle, but don’t worry, it will all come together.
5.- Mix all dry ingredients and sift them together. Add dry ingredients to the orange mixture until just mixed.
6.- Sprinkle sugar (2 teaspoons) on the top of the batter.
7.- Bake bread for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with a few crumbs but not wet. Always check the top of the bread isn’t turning too dark. If this happens, grab a piece of foil paper and cover it and finish baking.
8.- Let it cool and slice. Enjoy!