Blueberry Orange Quick Bread

Blueberry Orange Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
1/4 cup boiling water
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup fresh blueberries *

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and orange peel; make a well in center and set aside.

Stir together butter and boiling water until butter is melted.

In a medium bowl, combine egg, sugar and orange juice; stir in butter mixture. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.

Remove loaf from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap in foil and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).

* Frozen blueberries may be used, but they may “bleed” when folded into the batter.

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