This is another great holiday bread to make that belonged to my mother. She sometimes served this one, and it is a very old recipe. This bread is good the first day, but better the second. You may use dates instead of raisins if you wish.

Carol
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease an 8 x 5 inch loaf tin thoroughly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, beat the egg well. Mix in milk and melted butter or shortening.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, nuts, raisins and orange rind; mix well. Blend egg mixture into fruit and nut mixture until flour is just moistened. Turn batter into greased loaf tin, and allow to stand for 20 minutes.

  • Place pan in the center of the oven. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Turn bread out on wire rack, and cool for several hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

271.7 calories; 5.8 g protein; 43.6 g carbohydrates; 26.7 mg cholesterol; 347 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
Yummy! I made it as muffins and I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar added two tablespoons of applesauce instead of the melted butter and omitted the orange zest. It was yummy but not terribly sweet...exactly what I was looking for. Excellent! 5 stars. Thanks Carol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
Yummy! I made it as muffins and I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar added two tablespoons of applesauce instead of the melted butter and omitted the orange zest. It was yummy but not terribly sweet...exactly what I was looking for. Excellent! 5 stars. Thanks Carol! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
Yummy! I made it as muffins and I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar added two tablespoons of applesauce instead of the melted butter and omitted the orange zest. It was yummy but not terribly sweet...exactly what I was looking for. Excellent! 5 stars. Thanks Carol! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2007
This is one of those breads that is nice and filling. I opted for Cranberries and Pecans for a sweeter taste but I am sure Raisins and Walnuts would have been nice too. Not having to worry about my weight I bathed it in butter and ate myself full..... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2008
Very nice recipe! I doubled the recipe and used pecans instead of walnuts and got 3 4x7 inch loaf pans to use as gifts. I also opted to put a crumble crust on before baking to dress it up. I will be making this one again maybe with other fruits or nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
Excellent simple bread. I added the juice from the orange I had zested a teaspoon of almond extract approx 3/4C. diced apricots(dried) and then topped with a simple icing sugar and flaked almonds. This turned out absolutely delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I have made this 3 times now. It turns out great every time. Normally for the Holidays I make a batch of date nut bread to use up my extra dates and I add some candied cherries to it. We love it. This year I used this recipe. It turned out great and got inhaled. Thanks for posting your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
I used a cup of cranberries (dried) instead of raisins! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
We really enjoyed this recipe. I like that it makes one loaf. It is dense and a little heavy but really good. We chopped up dried mangos and used that instead of rasins and I will be making this again. Read More