3 cups flour 1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk
1 Tbs. baking powder 1 cup persimmon pulp
1 tsp. salt 1 Tbs. grated orange rind
1/4 tsp. baking soda 2/3 cup orange juice
3 eggs 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda. In separate bowl beat together eggs, butter, milk and pulp. Stir in orange rind and juice. Stir pulp mixture into flour until moistened. Fold in nuts. Pour into two greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until tests done.
I've substituted dried lemon peel for the orange rind and I'd say the nuts are optional. We don't usually drink orange juice, but I keep a can of frozen concentrate on hand and can scoop out small amounts for recipes like this.