Grandma-Ag's Orange Bread - 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.

Bob

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the orange zest into a saucepan and add water to cover; bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Strain the zest through a mesh strainer and return to the saucepan along with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, until the water has evaporated. Allow to cool until lukewarm.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Whisk the egg and 1 cup of sugar in a bowl. Stir in the butter, milk, and cooled orange zest until blended; stir in the flour mixture until just moistened then pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 97.2g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 50.3mg; sodium 553.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
I wanted to try this recipe because it looked so interesting. It turned out delicious! A whole cup of orange zest is an extremely large amount and I only had three oranges so I could only get about 2/3 of a cup. It did take a lot longer to cook on the stove than the recipe says. I think it was about 30 minutes altogether not counting assembling the cake ingredients. The cake did turn out a bit crumbly but it is so delicious warm out of the oven! I recommend it with a light powdered sugar vanilla glaze. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2010
I was curious to use whole 1 cup of orange zest. this one was fairly easy to make but i'm not sure if the flavor is that great. It's not bad but not as moist/tasty as i wanted it to be. Read More
(7)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
I wanted to try this recipe because it looked so interesting. It turned out delicious! A whole cup of orange zest is an extremely large amount and I only had three oranges so I could only get about 2/3 of a cup. It did take a lot longer to cook on the stove than the recipe says. I think it was about 30 minutes altogether not counting assembling the cake ingredients. The cake did turn out a bit crumbly but it is so delicious warm out of the oven! I recommend it with a light powdered sugar vanilla glaze. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2010
I was curious to use whole 1 cup of orange zest. this one was fairly easy to make but i'm not sure if the flavor is that great. It's not bad but not as moist/tasty as i wanted it to be. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
Great bread recipe! Mild orange flavor fantastic aroma great consistency! My only change was adding an extra tablespoon of butter. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
I was looking for an old-fashioned recipe when I came across this. Turned out perfect. I was worried there was not enough butter to make it moist but it was great. Would be nice with an orange drizzle or and fruity cream cheese spread. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Awesome recipe i absolutely love it i also used lemon in place of orange zest and i am now experimenting using strawberry preserves. very universal i definitely recommend it. Thank you:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2013
I needed a moist flavorful recipe. Once I added a simple glaze (1/4 c butter 2/3 c confectioners sugar and 1/3 c orange juice melted & mixed well) to the bread as it came out of the oven this was wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Made exactly as written. The kitchen smelled wonderful as it was baking and could hardly wait until it was finished. Ate this with some hot orange spice tea for a nice change on a Sunday morning; we all enjoyed it very much. May try a little chocolate glaze next time. Thanks for sharing Bob. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2017
Tasty subtle orange flavor. I only used a half cup of orange zest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
love this bread. Not only is the bread great I have learned how to make candied zest. win-win Read More
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