This is a large loaf that has orange in it. Perfect for an afternoon tea party.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and 1 egg. Beat in second egg until smooth. Mix in pumpkin, orange rind and juice.
In another bowl, measure and stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nuts, and dates. Pour all at once into batter in mixing bowl. Stir only to moisten. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until an toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan to rack. Cool and wrap.
Per Serving: 320 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 476.4mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.