Thursday, October 1, 2009

Orange Bread

This is a very flavorful bread--the aroma is great! The recipe comes from Maine's Jubilee Cookbook, published in 1969; I've added my own glaze.

1 orange
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk [you may substitute plain yogurt. ~CZ]
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 - 1/4 cups flour

Put the raisins and the orange, peeling and all, through the food chopper. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Add the soda to the buttermilk, then mix all ingredients together in the order given. Add the raisin-orange mixture last.

Bake in a well-greased loaf pan at 350° for one hour or until done.

Drizzle while warm with a mixture of 1/2 cup powdered sugar stirred together with just enough orange juice to make a thin glaze.

Let cool completely before slicing.

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