I have made this for years. Instead of juicing an orange, I throw the whole orange in a food processor & mix it into the wet ingredients. This bread is even better sliced & toasted. My favorite Christmas morning breakfast.
Bread is probably the most moist bread I have ever made. This recipe will be saved for the future.
Wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it
We have made this bread every year of my life, with or without nuts, chocolate chips... always a favorite. We make one loaf and freeze the other.
I love this recipe
I have made this recipe for years, several times during the year - not just on holidays. I love it..bread is moist, is tangy but sweet. My family looks forward to the times that I make this bread. The orange juice adds a lot to the recipe. I'm not a great cook but this is one of the things I get requests for:)
Best Bread EVER
I've made this bread typically around the holidays and it's always the first thing to disappear. Both adults and children cannot get enough of it.
I tend to play with recipes and for this one, to make sure it is soaked with flavour, instead of just juicing an orange, I make sure I add back in all of that pulp but additionally cut up an entire orange and incorporate that directly. I increase the amount of cranberries to 2 cups and the nuts (I use pecans) to 1 cup. Shortening I will not use so I change that out for all natural palm shortening.
The longer this bread sits, the more flavourful and moist it becomes. It ships very well which makes for a great gift across the miles, and is a beautiful addition to any savory entree. The options of how to use this bread are endless. The orange and cranberry are a beautiful combination for any time of year but they seem to add a bit of warmth to the cold winter months.