Sunday, June 24, 2012

1 Step Orange Bread

Alright everyone, pay close attention to this post. I'm about to perform a magic trick! Are you ready? I'm going to make a loaf of bread without even using a hint of yeast, nope not even an ounce.  Do you think I can do it? Well, I did and lucky for you this magician shares her secrets...most of them.

Actually, to be technically correct this is from my Great-Grandmother Johnson and I assume she won't mind if I share her recipe with you all. 

The Ingredients
Notice the oranges picked fresh from our backyard! =)

For this trick, politely ditch the cards and get your whisker out.

It's starting to look like dough.

Try not to cut your hands. =0

Fresh orange peel!

And to make the trick look extra pretty throw in some orange slices. 

 I successfully performed my first "magic trick!" I've been having some fun with punny jokes lately, maybe a little too much fun. I really have to stop telling jokes like that because after awhile they aren't that funny. Anyway, I'll stop with my corny jokes and give you the recipe.

Adapted from: Great Grandma Johnson's recipe

2 eggs beaten
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 T. melted shortening
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 cup nuts
1 grated rind orange
2/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Mix and put in greased loaf pan, let stand 20 min. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour, cool for 5 minutes. Pour on glaze, optional.

Glaze: (optional)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
In heavy quart sauce pan, mix glaze ingredients. Heat to boiling, remove from heat, cool no longer than 30 min (do not over cool, or else glaze will harden).

GB2- God Bless, Go Bake!


  1. Orange bread sounds wonderful. You are lucky to be able to pick the oranges of the tree in your back yard.

  2. This looks fabulous! Lovely blog... following along now to get more delicious recipes:)

  3. I will have to try this one! Thanks for commenting on my blog. :-)

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  5. Thank you for stopping by Granny's. Glad you liked the recipe. I love your's, can't want to try this yummy in your tummy bread!

  6. I adore citrus flavoured baked goods. This is a fuss-free and delicious quick bread.

  7. I don't make citrus items very often but this looks yummy so I should really start moving in that direction :-)


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