Blueberry Orange Bread: Busy

 

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Hello, world!

It’s been awhile. Valentine’s Day was forever ago, we are already in full preparation for spring. I’m planning out March recipes, for heaven’s sake!

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But I’ve been busy. There have been in laws, Chemistry quizzes, and National park visits.

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My beautiful sister got engaged and I flipped out with happiness. There have been several people over for dinner, a few more lunch outings. It’s been a busy two weeks.

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The great thing about being busy is that you don’t really get bored. But the downside is, well. You’re busy! And your delightful relationship with netflix is sadly neglected, your toenails end up never getting repainted, Dinner starts turning into a chore instead of an adventure.

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I actually really dislike being busy. I’m not a fast paced person and I like having wiggle room in my day. Just in case I have the sudden need for a two hour nap or something, you know?

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This bread is wonderful because it comes together super quickly and doesn’t cut into your nap time too much. That and it’s juicy blueberries and fresh orange coming together in carb laden tastiness. What’s not to love? It’s perfect for breakfast, especially if you happen to be running frantically around getting ready for school and need at least one hand to steer your bike so you aren’t late to classes.

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Yeah.

Blueberry Orange Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 by 4 inch loaf pan and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir in orange peel.
  4. In a medium bowl beat eggs with a fork or whisk. Stir in milk and butter. Add this mixture at all once to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Fold in blueberries. Turn the batter into your loaf pan and sprinkle the top with ¼ cup of sugar.
  6. Bake for 65 minutes. If necessary, cover with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking to avoid over browning. Let cool completely before slicing.

 

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2 thoughts on “Blueberry Orange Bread: Busy

  1. Are these the fresh oranges you were talking about, from the tree in your back courtyard? Can’t wait til I can make this!

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