Orange Pecan Bread

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe was given to me by the daughter of a very old friend of my mother's- she was a very avid baker and a wonderful cook. Joan gave me many of her mother's recipes.


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Serves:

makes 2 loaves

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients

IN ADVANCE:

1 c
orange rind
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar

BREAD:

2 1/4 c
unsifted all purpose flour
1 c
granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2/3 c
milk
3 Tbsp
melted butter
2 large
eggs,beaten
3/4 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In Advance:
Grind the rinds of 3 oranges medium fine (use blender).
Measure l cup into saucepan. Stir in the water and sugar. Cover and cook on low heat 10-15 minutes until most of the water is absorbed and it is syrupy but not dry. Set aside to cool.
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Bread:
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder ans salt into mixing bowl.
Add milk, butter and egg- mix until smooth.
Stir in orange rind and pecans.
Pour batter into 2 greased 9x5-inch loaf pans.
Sprinkle tops with mixture of 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons sugar. Bake at 350^ about 60-65 minutes or until tested done with toothpick. Remove from pans after 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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