Thursday, October 15, 2009

Orange Pumpkin Loaf

Orange Pumpkin LoafThis is a recipe from the production kitchen (the kitchen that handles staff meals and prepares ingredients for all the demos and practicals) at Le Cordon Bleu. I was there to practice filleting a Dover Sole and turning mushrooms, and Chef shared a pumpkin loaf with me. It was so delicious, I asked for the recipe. It uses a whole orange, making it extra flavorful and perfect for this Fall season. Enjoy!



Recipe

Makes 1 9x5 inch loaf pan

Orange Pumpkin Loaf
1 large orange
125 grams butter
445 grams white sugar
3 eggs
410 grams canned pumpkin
130 ml water
415 grams all-purpose flour
8 grams baking soda
4 grams baking powder
8 grams salt
2 grams cinnamon
2 grams cloves
100 grams walnuts
140 grams raisins

Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

Cut a whole orange into wedges and remove seeds. In a food processor, pulse the orange (peel and all) until finely chopped.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the pumpkin, water, and the orange purée. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir into batter just until moistened. Mix in nuts and raisins. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

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  • 29 comments:

    Malak said...

    This looks amazingly moist and delicious! I love the whole orange idea. A perfect recipe for Autumn. Thanks! I'm going to try it this weekend.

    Irene said...

    Yum, wonderful! Exactly what I've been craving!

    Christina and Jacob said...

    This recipe sounds great. I have a recipe for cranberry sauce that uses the same method of a whole orange, rind and all, ground up and added in. It makes it so fresh tasting. Thanks for passing on this recipe!

    lisaiscooking said...

    Looks delicious with the walnuts and raisins, and the orange sounds fantastic!

    jessbcuz said...

    Looks delish! Hope I can find time to try it soon!

    pinkstripes said...

    It does sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    chriesi said...

    Sounds very good and it looks so moist! Mmm...

    Amanda said...

    mmmm! Love orange flavored everything, looks like a real winner :)

    cantbelieveweate said...

    Mmmmm! This looks almost too pretty to eat! Almost! I love cranberry with orange to start with, so...YUM! Hope things are well...all around!

    Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

    That looks absolutely delicious!

    Rennie said...

    I just made this last night and it's delicious! I love citrus, but I was a little afraid the pith of the orange would make the loaf bitter. It didn't- the flavor was intensely orange, followed by spicy pumpkin and walnuts. I will definitely make this again.

    Katie said...

    Sound divine and perfect for autumn

    Eliana said...

    What an incredible looking cake with perfect Fall flavors.

    kiss my spatula said...

    looks just fantastic - can't wait to make use of all my pumpkins with your wonderful recipe of this loaf.

    AmyRuth said...

    This looks so delicious and a recipe to boot? Whoa, girl! Thats so cool. Real chefs share recipes....? hehe
    A true comfort food. BTW I love hearing about school. Thanks for sharing your experiences with all of us dreamers out here in la la land.
    AmyRuth

    Jacque said...

    Ooh, that looks like it would cure any mid-afternoon hunger pangs.

    Yum!!

    Sippity Sup said...

    I feel the seasonal spirit here at Whisk. GREG

    CO girl lost said...

    Anybody with the name Shari can't be all bad!!
    I made this bread last night but it only says one loaf pan and it definitely needs two...way too much for one. Do you provide conversion factors from metric...I think I got it right but us Americans are still stuck on the not so precise volume type measurements of cups and teaspoons rather than the accuracy of weights.
    The bread tastes delicious !!
    Shari Unthank

    Phoebe and Cara, the Quarter-Life Cooks said...

    I've been loving this combination. I made orange-pumpkin whole wheat muffins recently, and then I branched out into savory with mashed sweet potatoes flavored with orange juice.

    Lo said...

    This looks fabulous -- and I'll bet it tastes great. Using the whole orange would give a nice range of flavor... great idea. and just a bit different from all the other pumpkin breads out there.

    Michele said...

    Wow! This looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors.

    shayma said...

    adore your blog. will be making this very soon, for American Thanksgiving.

    Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

    Gorgeous...just so good!! Love this loaf Shari. On my list!

    tiina said...

    This sounds great for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Happy Halloween week!

    Sunei said...

    Just made this recipe into muffins. It made two dozen beautiful, great tasting muffins. The combination of cloves and oranges and pumpkin -- delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

    Christine Medifast said...

    This sounds like a great recipe. I personally have to remove the oranges for myself *hate being allergic*, but I guess I could substitute. What kind of things would you substitute the oranges with?

    I honestly don't know what would go with the pumpkin...

    Hope to hear some suggestions,

    Christine M.

    Wade and Kristin said...

    Looks so yummy!

    I have a question. I don't have a scale and all my measuring items are all US. Is there an easy way to convert the measurements?

    Thanks!

    angela@spinachtiger said...

    Oh my. I wish I would have seen this earlier! But there is always tomorrow. Thanks.

    Jane said...

    I'm dying to try this! Thanks for posting. You have beautiful photos!