Orange Nut Bread With Orange Cream


2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. sweet (unsalted) butter, softened
2 eggs
1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice, with pulp
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. orange extract


Sift flour with salt, baking powder and soda. Cream sugar with softened butter and beat in eggs one at a time. Add orange juice to sugar mixture alternately with the flour mixture. Add extracts and nuts and stir well. Pour into 3 well greased small loaf pans (3 1/2 x 6 inches). Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes until breads test done. Remove from pans, cool completely and wrap. Chill well before serving. Serve with orange cream cheese, spread.

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