Yesterday very early in the morning as soon as I was out of bed, there were three oranges begging to be used because they were bored of just being there with no one wanting to look at them, forget even peeling and eating them all for the reason that their batchmates turned out to be very sour. I have been wanting to bake a bread which somehow never seemed to work out. I had a bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips, which I have been hesitant to open for it getting over. The chocolate chips that you get in India aren't so huge. You could actually call the ones you get in India, mini chocolate chips. I Adapted the recipe from here .
What you need are:
3 medium sized oranges (grate the rind and save the juice)
2 C AP Flour
1 and 1/2 C Sugar
1 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
2 T Butter (melted)
1 Vanilla bean
1 C Chocolate Chips
Juice 3 oranges. Boil enough water to make 1 cup when added with the orange juice. I added the vanilla bean and the grated rind to the boiling water before adding it to the juice. The flavours seeped in real well. Set this aside to cool.
Combine the dry and the wet ingredients separately except for the chocolate chips. Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet. Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkle some on top as well. Transfer to a well greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven at 175 degree C until done. Mine was done in 30 minutes.
Resist the temptation to slice it while it is still hot. We couldn't and the daughter couldn't refuse picking out the chocolate chips.
The original recipe says to use 1 orange. The reviews say the citrus taste was very subtle. This was why I juiced 3 oranges. The bread was not overtly sweet. With the amount of butter being very less, this is a quick and a very easy loaf to make. The waft of the citrusy aroma is very enchanting here and it is a hard-to-resist slice every time you lay your eye on it.
This loaf is off to Monthly Mingle: Bread & Chocolate.