Grandma Keith’s Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread

Bread

Ingredients:

1 package dry yeast

¼ cup water

1 cup milk, scalded

½ cup sugar

¼ cup shortening

1 ½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon shredded orange peel

¾ cup orange juice

6 ½ to 7 cups flour

1 slightly beaten egg

½ cup sugar

1 table spoon cinnamon

1 cup sifted confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon shredded orange peel

4 teaspoons orange juice

Method:

1.)    Soften yeast in water.

2.)    Combine scalded milk, sugar, shortening, salt, orange peel and orange juice; cool to lukewarm. 

3.)    Stir in two cups flour; beat till smooth.

4.)    Stir in yeast and eggs; beat well.

5.)    Add enough flour to make a soft dough.  Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 10 minutes.

6.)    Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.

7.)    Cover, let rise in warm place till doubled; about 1 ½ hours.

8.)    Punch down, divide dough into 2 balls.  Let rest 10 minutes.

9.)    Roll each half in 15 X 7 inch rectangle, ½ inch thick.

10.)  Combine sugar and cinnamon. 

11.)  Spread each rectangle with half the sugar mixture.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon water, smooth with spatula.

12.)  Roll seal edge, place seal edge down in greased 8 X 4 X3 inch loaf pan.

13.) Cover and let rise till almost double, about 1 hour.

14.)  Bake in 350 oven about 30 – 40 Minutes. (Depending on oven)

15.)  Cool; frost with icing made of confectioners sugar, orange juice and peel.

Yields:   2 Loaves

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