Sunday Morning Raisin Loaf
|Orange juice||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Orange rind||1 Tablespoon, grated|
|Eggs||2 Large (at room temperature)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly butter a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
Heat the orange juice until it is almost boiling.
Put the raisins, butter and orange rind in a bowl and pour the orange juice over them.
Set aside to cool.
In another bowl beat the eggs with the sugar until thick.
Add the vanilla and stir into the raisin mixture.
In another bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add to the raisin mixture and stir just until moistened.
Lightly spoon the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for about 1 hour until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove the loaf to a wire rack.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan.
Cool completely on the rack.