Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf

My Favourite Breads

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comIt was a memorable combination of orange juice and zest, red sticky glacé cherries and a scoop of crunchy walnuts. We ate this cake over a period of one week during summer. Most of the calories from walnut comes from fat, but it’s also very rich in minerals like manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. it’s also a good source of B vitamins.  Do you want to taste it? I’m baking one right now as I write this post and the smell is irresistible. Have a good week. 

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.com

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients 
  • 60g (½ stick, 2oz) tub margarine
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 300g (10.5oz, 2½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 160g (5.6oz, 2/3 cup) sugar
  • Zest (rind) from 1 medium orange
  • 90g (3oz) walnuts
  • 150ml (10 tablespoons, 2/3 cup) orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml (¼ cup )buttermilk (you can sub with yoghurt)
  • 150g (5oz) glace cherries, sliced

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start. Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC) 10 minutes before using. Grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan and line the base with parchment. Melt butter and corn syrup and set aside.

Citrus and Sour Cream Cake myfavouritepastime.comSift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar, orange rind and chopped walnuts. Make a well in the centre.

In another bowl, whisk together orange juice, egg, buttermilk and melted butter.

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comuntil combined

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comAdd the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix gently.

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comFold in cherries.

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comThe final batter

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comSpoon the batter  into the prepared tin (pan)

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comand bake 50-70 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.comSlice and serve

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.com

Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking time: 50-60 minutes; Makes: one 9 x 5 Loaf

Ingredients

  • 60g (½ stick, 2oz) tub margarine
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 300g (10.5oz, 2½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 160g (5.6oz, 2/3 cup) sugar
  • Zest (rind) from 1 medium orange
  • 90g (3oz) walnuts
  • 150ml (10 tablespoons, 2/3 cup) orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml (¼ cup) buttermilk (you can sub with yoghurt)
  • 150g (5oz) glace cherries, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC) 10 minutes before using. Grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan and line the base with parchment. Melt butter and corn syrup and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar, orange rind and chopped walnuts. Make a well in the centre.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together orange juice, egg, buttermilk and melted butter. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix gently. Fold in cherries.
  4. Spoon into the prepared tin (pan) and bake 50-70 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve warm, slathered with butter.
    Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf myfavouritepastime.com

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven
  2. I baked at 325ºF (160ºC) for 65 minutes.
  3. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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22 thoughts on “Cherry Orange and Walnut Loaf

  1. I may just whip one or two of these up. I am doing a bit of baking for the primary school who are having a bake sale soon. Might be an excellent cake for the sale. Nice and moist! Thanks Liz. You always come up with the answer I need. Have a lovely weekend coming up!

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