Creamsicle Quick Bread
Creamsicle quick Bread

It really is amazing how much this bread tastes like a creamsicle.  And what could be better.


Quick Bread

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/3 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil

Cream Cheese Filling (optional)

2 1/2 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons flour

Topping Drizzle

1 cup confectioner's sugar

1 teaspoon Blood Orange Olive Oil

2-3 tablespoons orange juice or milk -- or just enough liquid to make a glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 3 mini muffin pans or one 9x5 loaf pan (or muffin cups).  Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil.  Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.  Pour half  the batter into the pans.  

Combine the cream cheese filling in a small bowl with a whisk or fork.  Spoon the filling over the batter in the pans.  Top with the remaining batter.  Bake 35-40 minutes (if using muffin cups, shorten cooking time -- bake til golden brown).

Cool bread in pans about 10 minutes.  Slide a knife around the edges of the pans.  Turn out loaves onto a cooling rack.  When cool, combine the drizzle ingredients and drizzle over the loaves.

* You can make this recipe with the filling and/or drizzle, or not.  It's entirely up to you.