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Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"My family waits expectantly for me to bake this beautiful sweet bread every year at this time. The tempting aroma as it's baking fills the kitchen and makes everybody eager for a thick slice of this yummy treat. -- Linda Eager, Harlan, Indiana"
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1 h servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings


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  1. Dissolve yeast in water. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, orange juice, sugar, shortening, peel and salt. Add 2 cups flour, yeast mixture and egg; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours. Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll each half into 15-in. x 7-in. rectangle. For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangle. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon water. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short end. Seal edges. Place with sealed edge down in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over loaves.


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This was excellent. I would add more cinnamon to the filling, and instead of water, I might try spreading the rolled out dough with butter first, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on. The bread d...

The zest in the dough makes a big difference. The combination of the cinnamon and orange is great. I used a brush and lots of butter rather than water in between the rolls. Butter does not make ...

my husband made this yesterday and I glazed it. Wow! that's good. My husband didn't put all the orange zest into the dough and next time I will make sure he does. One reviewer suggested to use...

This was delicious - my first attempt at baking bread. My one problem was that I would have liked more cinnamon sugar in the middle... but great recipe, thanks.

This is a very flavorful breakfast bread. It makes two nice loaves so I took one to share at work and the other was literally devoured in two days by my hubby, who really liked the orange and c...

Excellent. As the recipe didn't specify white or brown sugar for the cinnamon mix I went with brown. I thought this was going to be complicated to make but the directons are very clear and it wa...

Made this to give as a gift for friends. Smells awesome while baking and the icing is delicious!

Thanks for posting this recipe it is a really tasty breakfast bread my husband really loves orange and cinnamon. Will be baking a double batch today to give as gifts to some neighbours.

This recipe is AWESOME. It's so simple and to DIE for. I made two loaves before Christmas and took them to family events and to a craft night with friends. it is DELICIOUS and really lasts. The ...