Orange Fig Nut Bread
|Boiling water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Orange rind||1 Tablespoon, lightly packed|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
Combine the first six ingredients and let stand for 20 minutes.
Add the egg and beat thoroughly.
Sift the flour, measure, and resift 3 times with the sugar, salt, baking powder and soda.
Add the sifted dry ingredients all at once to the liquid and beat well.
Fold in the nuts.
Turn into a well-greased loaf pan, 8" x 4" x 2 1/2", pushing well into the corners.
Bake in a moderate oven (350° F.) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until bread tests done.
Cool before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf.