Sunkist® Cara Cara + Blood Orange Bread

April 11, 2020
Bread Made With Sunkist Fresh Orange Juice - Cara Cara + Blood Oranges by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all!

As we spend more time at home in the midst of COVID-19, I know many of us are devoting more time in the kitchen. Though I spend a lot of time cooking as is, I find that to be true for me as well. Whether you are an experienced at-home cook or one that is looking to become more in-tune with your kitchen, I think that you will find that cooking is therapeutic. It brings happiness. It brings joy — and I am of the belief that we need a lot of that these days!

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Food therapy, for many, is in the form of baking. That’s why I wanted to bring y’all a delicious recipe to try today; whether you keep the entire loaf for yourself or share with loved ones, I will promise you one thing: it will be sure to please!

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I had both Sunkist® Cara Cara + Blood Oranges on hand – and I decided to try the recipe with both to see which I preferred. Each variety proved to be delicious in its own way – thus, I’ll share both with y’all.

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Cara Cara oranges offer the most Vitamin C of the Sunkist® citrus varieties, with 100% of the recommended daily intake in just one orange – how amazing is that?! You’ll find that they look like Navel oranges on the outside, yet have a rich, pink hue inside. They are, to say the least, deliciously sweet!

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Blood oranges get their name from the maroon hue of their interior. With one bite, you’ll note their distinct, rich taste — and even a hint of fresh raspberry. They are fantastic for both snacking + use in recipes/cocktails.

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About Sunkist®:

Sunkist is a citrus cooperative made up of thousands of California and Arizona growers for over 125 years – since 1893, to be exact. To me, that means that they are a family of farmers that respect and depend on one another, uniting to share that special California-sunshine and high-quality citrus throughout the world. Sunkist believes in the importance of the individual farmer, which is something that I very much relate to, as I have deep roots in the farming industry here in my neck of the woods in Kentucky.

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You can also find this recipe (and a plethora of other great recipes!) on the Sunkist site here

Sunkist Orange Bread

Ingredients (Bread):

2 c. flour

1 1/3 c. sugar

1 c. freshly-squeezed Sunkist® orange juice (either Cara Cara or Blood Orange)

1/2 c. butter, melted

2 eggs

1 tbsp. orange zest

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients (Glaze, optional):

1 tbsp. freshly-squeezed Sunkist® orange juice

1/3 c. powdered sugar

Directions (Bread):

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan (or grease two smaller loaf pans, which is what I did). Tip: since I baked four at one time, I placed the loaf pans onto a baking sheet for ease of grabbing.
  3. Stir and combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix freshly-squeezed Sunkist® orange juice, melted butter, sugar, orange zest, and vanilla extract until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine with dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into the well-greased loaf pan(s).
  6. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes; check doneness with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out of the bread clean, it is done. If it comes out unclean, allow the bread to bake for a couple more minutes.
  7. Allow to cool, slice, serve, and enjoy!

Directions (Glaze, optional):

  1. Mix powdered sugar and freshly-squeezed Sunkist® orange juice; distribute over bread.

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Happy baking!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This post was kindly sponsored by Sunkist®; all opinions expressed, as always, are my own.

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