Orange Cardamom Loaves
- prep time 1 min
- total time 1 min
- serves 3
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp grated orange, rind
¼ tsp almond, extract
2 cup all purpose flour
tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cardamom, or, nutmeg
½ cup milk
¼ cup orange, juice
¾ cup chopped toasted almond
1. Grease three 5 3/4- x 3 1/4-inch mini-loaf pans; line bottoms with waxed paper. Set aside.
2. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in orange rind and almond extract.
3. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom. Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk and orange juice, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of wet. Fold in almonds. Divide batter evenly among pans.
4. Bake in centre of 350°F oven until golden and tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Wrap in heavy-duty foil or plastic wrap and store in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)[[Yield: 3 Mini-Loaves (8 Slices Each)]]
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