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Holiday Orange Cinnamon Swirl Bread (a la Better Homes & Gardens) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Wilson
Added: Thursday, January 24, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 package Rapid Rise yeast
1 c. scalded milk
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter or shortening
1 1/2 tsp. salt
grated peel of one orange
1 c. orange juice
6 1/2 to 7 c. unbleached white flour
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
Scrub and peel one beautiful navel orange and place peel in food processor with sharp blade. Process until peel is very finely chopped. (Or grate the peel of one orange by hand.) Set aside.
Mix 1 c. scalded milk, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1 1/2 t. salt, all the orange peel, and 1 c. orange juice. Pour over 2 cups of the sifted flour and beat well. While still very warm (120 to 130), stir in the package of yeast, then add the egg and beat again until the dough is elastic. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth (5-10 minutes). Cover with plastic and let rest for 20 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle roughly 15x7 inches and 1/2 inch thick. Combine 1/2 c. sugar with 1 T. cinnamon and spread each rectangle with half the mixture. Roll up, seal ends and edges very securely, and place, sealed edge down, in 2 greased loaf pans (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2). Cover with plastic under a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until double (1 to 1.5 hours). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool loaves on a rack on their sides.
[Optional: Frost or drizzle with icing made of 1 c. sifted confectioners' sugar, 1 t. grated orange peel, and 4 t. orange juice.]
Scrumptious toasted!

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 to 1.5 hours from start to final rising. Add another 1.5 to 2 hours for rising and baking.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Though not officially a holiday bread, it has become my tradition to bake lots of these yummy loaves, even mini-loaves, to give as gifts for the holidays -- thus, the name.

 

 

 

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