Orange Pecan Bread

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Orange Pecan Bread

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.
    ---
    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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