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Luxury Loaf Quick Bread

Luxury Loaf Quick Bread

This "Luxury" quick bread has a smooth texture and a distinctive and very elegant flavor from the combination of orange juice, semi-sweet chocolate, nutmeg and walnuts.


1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 1-ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate, grated
1/3 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, orange rind and juice.

In another bowl, put flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in grated chocolate and nuts. Pour into first bowl. Stir all together until moistened. Spoon into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

Bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan to cool on cake rack. Wrap.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 1 9-inch loaf.

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