Cinnamon Cottage Cheese Bread

Cinnamon Cottage Cheese Bread with Raisins, Oranges and Walnuts

1 egg
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup small curd, low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 orange, grated (use fruit, juice and peel – remove any hard membranes)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup yellow raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Beat sugar, butter add egg add cottage cheese and orange peel until blended. Combine and add the next 6 ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix.

Scrape batter into a greased 8 x 4-inch foil loaf pan, and sprinkle top with mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 15 minutes, and then remove pan and continue cooling on a rack. Serve with cream cheese and jam and a few sliced strawberries.

Yields 1 loaf.

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