---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
 
       Title: Orange Chocolate Tea Bread
  Categories: Breads, Chocolate, Desserts
       Yield: 1 Loaf
 
       1    Stick butter, softened
     3/4 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       1 tb Plus 1 tsp. grated orange
            -zest
       2 tb Orange liqueur such as Grand
            -Marnier
     3/4 c  Half and half
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 tb Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Chopped walnuts
       7 oz Semisweet chocolate, chopped
       1 tb Water
 
   Preheat oven to 350øF.  Grease or spray a 9x5x3 inch
   loaf pan.
 
   Cream together the butter and sugar until light and
   fluffy.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Beat in orange
   zest and 1 tablespoon of liqueur.  Pour in
   half-and-half and beat to combine.  (Do not be
   concerned with curdling.)
 
   In another bowl, stir and toss together flour, baking
   powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture and gently
   beat just to combine.  Stir in nuts and 4 ounces
   chopped chocolate.  Spoon batter into prepared pan and
   smooth top. Bake 1 hour, until top is golden. Cool in
   pan on rack.  Invert onto serving platter and cool
   completely.
 
   When bread is cool, combine remaining chocolate with
   water and remaining tablespoon of orange liqueur in
   heavy saucepan.  Place over low heat and melt,
   stirring constantly.  Spread evenly over top and chill
   to set. Yield: 1 Loaf   Typed in MMFormat by
   cjhartlin@msn.com  Source: Cookbook Digest March/April
   98
 
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