Glazed Orange Coconut Bread with Macadamia Nuts

These tea breads smell as good as they look!!
I wanted to make some tea breads with coconut and bake several small loaves. I developed this one and am quite happy with the results. The Fiori Di Sicilia is a King Arthur product and can be ordered on line or you will have success using vanilla instead.  My Mother and sisters love coconut and I am thinking I will send them some just to say, " I am thinking of you."


2 sticks of butter at room temperature
2 C. sugar
3 T. orange juice
4 large eggs
3 C. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 C. cream or evaporated milk
1/8 t. Fiori Di Sicilia or 1/2 t. vanilla extract
Grated rind of 2 oranges
1 C. flaked coconut
1/2 C. chopped macadamia Nuts


1/2 C. orange juice
1-2 C. sifted powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 6 mini or 2, 4' x 8' loaf pans and set aside.
Using a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and orange juice until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time beating after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine the milk and flavoring. Add the dry ingredients and flavored milk alternately to the butter mixture in three additions. Take care NOT TO OVER BEAT. Fold in the orange peel, coconut, and chopped nuts. Pour into prepared pans. For 2 large loaves bake about 1 hour 15 minutes. For small loaves bake about 40-50 minutes. Pick inserted into the loaf should come out clean. 

Remove from the oven and cool. 

Combine the orange juice and sugar stirring until you reach the desired consistency

Remove from the pans when cooled completely and brush with glaze.

Arrange on a pretty plate or wrap well and store in an airtight container.

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