~1.5 cups unbleached all purpose flour
~2 tsp baking powder
~1/4 tsp salt
~1 cup plain (organic) whole-milk yogourt
~3/4 cups sugar
~3 large eggs
~1 tsp finely grated orange peel
~1/2 tsp vanilla extract
~1/4 cup butter, melted
~3 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, melted
~3 tbsp orange liquer
For the glaze:
~3-4 tbsp orange marmalade
~1-2 tsp water
1. Position rack in centre of oven, preheat to 350 degrees.
2. Generously butter an 8.5" x 4.5" loaf pan, and line the bottom with parchement paper.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.
4. Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add the yogourt, sugar, orange peel, vanilla, butter, orange juice concentrate and the orange liquer. Mix until well blended.
5. Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet.
6. Transfer batter to the prepared pan and bake until a tester inserted comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
7. Cool loaf on rack for 5 minutes. Turn the cake onto the rack and let cool.
8. In a tiny pot, melt the marmalade with the water. Brush glaze onto loaf and allow to set.
9. Serve in large pieces--for breakfast, for dessert, for snack, in lunches, and any other time you can think of...
Happy orange winter friends!
PS: Antonio told me his mom just purchased 20kg of oranges for 8 Euros. Can you imagine? I couldn't even think where she would store them until I realized that the temperature in Sicily on the balcony wouldn't be cold enough for the oranges to freeze... What I wouldn't give for some really fresh local oranges right now...