I love trying new recipes from other people's blogs. So I jumped at the chance to become a part of the Secret Recipe Club hosted by Amanda of Amanda's Cookin'. Each month, you're assigned to another person's blog and you get to choose one recipe from it to make and share.
The fun twist is that you can't tell anyone whose blog you have - it's a secret, shhhh - until you finally post about it. Anyone is free to join in as long as you have at least 60 recipe posts on your blog. All you have to do is click on the link and sign up.
This month, I was assigned to Rachel's blog, Tangerine's Kitchen. There were so many delicious looking recipes there that I had the hardest time choosing what to make. But, I finally narrowed it down to this Orange Choco-Chip Loaf. Rachel altered the recipe from the original to give it more orange flavor, and you know that's what I like.
When they came out of the oven, I took a taste and it was popping with orange flavor, exactly the way I'd want an orange bread to be. The crust on the outside even had an orange-y sugary caramelized taste and texture. And, due to all the orange zest and juice, the loaves were a beautiful pale orange color, delightful!!!
Unfortunately, although I floured my chocolate chips before mixing them in, they still all sank to the bottom.
But, do not weep for those missing chips because they found their way into my tummy and they were delicious.
Some chocolate chips survived.
All in all, the orange bread was one incredibly yummy delight and was eaten up in just two days. I would definitely make this again. Thanks so much Rachel for the fantastic recipe!
Orange Chocolate Chip Bread (from Tangerine's Kitchen)
zest from 3 oranges (about 3 Tbsp.)
juice from 3 oranges (about 1 cup)
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 vanilla bean (I used 1 tsp. vanilla)
1 c. chocolate chips
Grease one 9x5 loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans. Preheat the oven to 350F.
Rub the orange zest into the sugar with your fingers until it is fragrant and moist. Combine the dry ingredients with the sugar. Combine the wet ingredients. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the pan(s) and sprinkle some chocolate chips on top. Bake 30-45 min. or until the bread tests done.
Note: My changes to the recipe are in red.
This recipe is linked to:
A Little Birdie Told Me
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Made it on Monday
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try
Full Plate Thursday
Sweet Tooth Friday
So Sweet Sundays