Raspberry Pecan Bread

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, why not make your honey breakfast in bread and surprise them with this marvelous raspberry pecan bread. Just look at those gorgeous flecks of red, not to mention the beautiful raspberry river running through the middle. Who wouldn't want that from their special someone :)

This bread has a wonderful delicate flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness, along with a lovely hint of orange and a bit of tartness from the raspberries - there's a lot of delicious elements goin' on in this simple loaf! The taste and aroma is heavenly and fills the house with the smell of sweet berries, so no need to splurge on scented candles for the big day either...two-fer!! So make your Valentine's Day extra special and whip up a batch of this bread. You'll be praised from your special someone and hopefully in return they'll clean the mess you made in the kitchen - fingers crossed :)

Raspberry Pecan Bread
Recipe adapted from Ocean Spray via Food Bride Blog
Makes one large loaf or two smaller loaves

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp orange zest
1 egg
1 1/2 cup raspberries or cranberries
3/4 cups pecans, chopped and toasted
1/4 cup demerera sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 (or 10) x 5 loaf pan (or 2 smaller loaf pans).

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in the bowl of your stand mixer. Turn on medium and add shortening until combined. Add orange juice, orange zest, and egg. Mix until well-blended. Stir in berries and nuts. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Spread demerera sugar evenly over the top.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Mini loaves should take 35-40 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely. Wrap the cooled loaf tightly with plastic wrap or foil to keep it moist.


Jennifurla said...

Gorgeous I agree, I would love to be served up a buttered slice.

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