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2 cups sifted all purpose flour
l/2 tsp. salt
l tsp. baking powder
l/4 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup sugar
l/3 cup sweet butter, softened
2 eggs
l cup freshly squeezed orange juice, with pulp
l cup chopped walnuts
l/2 tsp. vanilla extract
l/2 tsp. orange extract
Orange Cream Cheese Spread:
l-l/2 lbs. cream cheese, softened
l navel orange, with peel, cut into chunks
3 to 4 tbsps. confectioners sugar
bread: Sift flour withsalt, baking powder and soda. Cream sugar with
softened butter & beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the orange juice
to the sugar mixture alternately with the flour mixture. Add extract
and nuts and stir well. Pour into 3 well greased small loaf pans
(3-l/2″x6″). Bake at 350 for about 40 mins., until breads test done.
Remove from pans, cool, and wrap. Chill well before slicing. Serve
with Orange Cream Cheese Spread.
Orange Cream Cheese Spread: Using a food processor with steel blade,
combine cream cheese, orange chunks and sugar. Refrigerate for a
few hours to blend the flavors.
Slice the nut bread thinly and make little sandwiches using the
orange spread. Arrnge on a place and garnish with sprigs of fresh
mint if desired.

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