Orange Bread, experience the Sicilian version

Orange Bread, is a delicious and fragrant bread that is perfect for any occasion. With a soft and tender crumb and a burst of orange flavor in every bite, this bread is sure to become a new favorite. Known in a lot of countries we propose the Sicilian version of it.

To make Pan d’Arancia our way you need the following ingredients:

  • 200 gr all purpose flour or semolina flour
  • 100 gr almonds flour
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 100 ml olive oil or vegetable oil
  • An orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Instant active Yeast 

To start, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, almonds flour (better if it come from good whole almonds), instant dry yeast, extravirgin olive oil, add in the eggs and sugar. Cut the whole Orange (peel included) and blend it, add to the same bowl with all other ingredients, stirring until well combined.

Pour a little bit of olive oil into a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Let the bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve the bread.

This bread is best served fresh, but it can also be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze the bread, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil before placing it in a resealable bag. When you’re ready to serve it, thaw the bread at room temperature.

Pan d’Arancia is a simple and delicious bread that is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or even as a dessert. The bright and zesty flavor of orange is a refreshing change, very light this version with olive oil instead of butter and the soft and tender crumb will have you coming back for more.

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