//Orange Ricotta Bread

Orange Ricotta Bread

This Orange Ricotta Bread is so moist and has such a refreshing citrus flavor. This recipe is incredibly delicious and perfect year round.

This Orange Ricotta Bread is so moist and has such a refreshing citrus flavor. This recipe is incredibly delicious and perfect year round.

I love a delicious quick bread and this one is spectacular. It has such a bright, fresh and citrusy orange flavor. This Orange Ricotta Bread is incredibly moist with a delicious texture and fabulous taste.

This will be a recipe that you will want to make year round. It is sweet and more of a dessert than anything. It resembles a pound cake. It will receive rave reviews whoever it goes!

This Orange Ricotta Bread is so moist and has such a refreshing citrus flavor. This recipe is incredibly delicious and perfect year round.

Orange Ricotta Bread

 

Author: Nikki

Recipe type: Dessert

  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 1½ cups cake four
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 2 loaf pans with Bakers Joy or grease and flour.
  3. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add ricotta and blend again for another minute.
  5. Add eggs one at a time beating for 1 minute after each addition.
  6. Add vanilla and orange zest and mix again.
  7. Add baking powder, salt and ½ a cup of flour at a time. Blend until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
  8. Pour batter into pans and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake or bread will be dry.
  9. Let bread cool in pan for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire rack. I always loosen the sides by sliding a sharp knife along the edges first.
  10. While bread is cooking combine all the ingredients for the glaze, except for the vanilla, into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  11. Pour glaze over warm bread.
  12. Cool before serving.

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Enjoy!