Orange Bread

Sherry Blizzard


Dating myself! 1979, I was 19 years old and newly married. My downstairs neighbor, Linda Garlington made this, and the aroma wafted up to our apartment. She shared a loaf of this wonderful bread with me that day near Christmas and I have been making it ever since. It is just plain wonderful! What else can I say? The addition of wheat germ makes me think I am eating healthy! My principal has a nut allergy so I am bringing this recipe to our cookie/treat exchange. It's a winner every time. Don't wait! Slice this up and eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven with butter. Love 2 U.


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25 Min
45 Min



  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    wheat germ
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    orange peel (zest)
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • NEXT:

  • 1 c
    fresh squeezed orange juice

How to Make Orange Bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Wash the oranges, zest the peel, and get 1 cup of fresh juice from the oranges.
  4. Cream together the sugar, shortening and orange rind. Then add the eggs to mix thoroughly.
  5. Blend in dry ingredients alternating with orange juice. Beat together until thorough moistened and blended.
  6. ***** IMPORTANT****** Grease the baking pans well! Remove from pans immediately and cool. Best served warm with real butter!

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About Orange Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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