Cookbook:Orange Bread

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Orange Bread
CategoryDessert recipes
Time3 hours

This recipe for orange bread, originally called "Grandma-Ag's orange bread" by the recipe contributor, makes a quickbread flavored with orange peel. From the original contributor:

"This bread is a fond memory of my childhood, visiting Agnes Frances Primm, my Grandma-Ag. As a young adult, I tried to duplicate the recipe, and unable, I went back and begged her for the secrets of it. When I asked her how long it had taken to develop the tricky recipe, she flattened my ego by telling me she'd gotten it out of a magazine years before! I like to make it for Christmas."

Ingredients Edit

Ingredient Volumetric Grams Baker's %

List 1 Edit

Orange peel 1 cup (6 ea.) 125 35.7%
White sugar ½ cup 110 31.4%

List 2 Edit

Beaten egg 1 60 17.1%
White sugar 1 cup 225 64.3%
Melted butter or margarine 3 tablespoons 45 12.9%
Baking powder 3½ teaspoons 14 4.0%
White all-purpose flour 2½ cups 350 100%
Milk 1¼ cups 310 88.6%
Salt ½ teaspoon 3 0.9%
Formula 1242 354.9%

Procedure Edit

  1. Cover grated orange peel with water and boil 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse, discarding water.
  3. Barely cover with cold water, about ¼ cup.
  4. Add ½ cup sugar and cook until peel is tender and water is cooked away; cool.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (~175°C).
  6. Mix thoroughly all items under List 2.
  7. Add cooled peel to this mixture and
  8. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) pan.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the loaf.

Notes, tips, and variations Edit

  • Good warm and plain, or toasted and buttered.