Orange Nut Bread
on Jun 06, 2013, Updated Oct 22, 2021
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Orange nut bread is an old-fashioned Amish recipe that you need to try ASAP. Whether you’re new to making bread or an old hat at it, you can put this easy bread recipe together in just over one hour.
This orange nut bread is sweet and savory bread that is similar to coffee cake. In both how you serve it and how it tastes.
Steak, seafood, good spirits and the such all have their special place in my being too. But breads and the like, well, they’re king of the hill to my palate.
And so, I reached for one of my family’s treasured holy books, The Mennonite Community Cookbook.
Somehow Providence took me directly to the book of Breads, page 20, and I read the verse Orange Nut Bread. I knew it was meant to be.
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Orange Nut Bread
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
- In another bowl, combine milk, beaten egg, and shortening, and add to flour mixture. Fold in orange peel and nuts. Pour into oiled 4 x 8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
- Combine some cream cheese, juice from an orange, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Serve as a spread to this bread.
- This bread is well paired with coffee or tea.
- Don’t be afraid to double or triple the amount of orange peel, I probably used 3 tablespoons. in this loaf.
- Bake for a full hour. I took this loaf out at 55 minutes based on a darkening crust on top which I took as a sign of being completely done. It could have used five more minutes.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.