Saturday, November 20, 2010

Orange Bread

Normally i would not make two posts in one day, but this morning's had been meant for last night, so it does not count :-)

I made this because i had an orange left after needing the zest for the fudge i made last night (got more chocolate, made another batch, turned out much better!). I used my lemon bread recipe for this one. At Thanksgiving, an aunt had told me how she had once used an orange instead of lemon for a bread, so i decided to give it a whirl.

Lemon / Orange Bread

1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp melted butter (or room temp margarine)
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 + 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt  
grated rind of 1 lemon or orange

Put in greased pan and let rise for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Mix juice of 1/2 lemon (or orange) with 3 Tbsp sugar and spread over top when removing from oven.

Since it is still to warm to slice, and i want to keep it for Christmas, i took a pinch from the edge that the paper had torn off, it is yummy! A light orange taste, not to strong. There was a lot more juice in an orange than a lemon, so as soon as i got the juice on the top, it soaked through the waxed paper. I had a hard time getting it out of the pan! As soon as i grabbed the edges of the paper it tore, thus the mess in the picture. 

 Tonight was the Saint John Santa Clause parade, so while my bread cooled, i froze on the back deck!! I am lucky i did not have to stand on the street and freeze. 20 minutes into the parade, i came in. I am officially a is cold tonight!! But, i was able to watch the rest from the window. I could not get many good pictures because i was so far away (about a block up from the street it was on) . In fact, this is the best and it was an accident!! 


So, Happy early Christmas. Santa is in town now, i'd best be good! Time to start decorating!! 


  1. This sounds super easy and super tasty! I might make this today sometime, I have everything for it! Thanks!

  2. you're welcome! It is an easy recipe, i have been making it since i was a kid, it is one of my mom's