This is a wonderful orange bread and the orange peels are as soft as the bread. There was a restaurant on the island of Waikiki that was known for this bread. It can be frozen for up to 2 months. You can switch it up and use lemon peels or a combination of both. Enjoy this bread!
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter two loaf pans. ( Or spray with Pam spray) Place chopped orange peel in a saucepan. Cover with water. (just enough to cover) Boil until peel is tender. Remove from heat, add the sugar, stir slightly and return to a boil till mixture reaches medium syrup stage. Reserve and cool.
Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk, to the creamed mixture. With an electric mixer continue beating for 3 minutes.
Fold in cooled orange peel with syrup. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 40 to 50 minutes,or until done in center of bread.