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How to make it

  • Butter and flour 2 loaf pans.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice from all of them. Save the juice. Mix one cup of sugar with juice and set aside.
  • Grind the rinds from the two oranges and the 1 cup of raisins. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour together with the salt and baking soda and set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and 2 cups of sugar, then add the eggs and then the ground orange-raisin mixture.
  • Gradually blend in the flour and the milk to the orange mixture.
  • Pour into the loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes or until the loaves test done.
  • Remove the loaves from the oven and immediately pour the orange juice with sugar over the tops of each loaf.
  • Let the bread mellow for a day before cutting.
  • NOTES- As I mentioned, this is an old recipe and food processors weren't invented yet. I have a "grinder" that I used for the orange rinds and raisins. I don't know how a modern food processor would work on this.
  • NOTES2-The recipe didn't mention the type of oranges to use. I used oranges with "thinner" peels, they had less of the white pith. Nor did it mention size of oranges. Oranges vary greatly in size. I used what I considered to be "medium" oranges. I think this recipe is very forgiving in that respect and it depends on how orangey you like things.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Great memory Post{know its gotta be delicous amust try soon thanks high5
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  • victoriaregina 7 years ago
    eXCEPTIONAL. i CAN JUST SMELL IT BAKING. gR8 POST. 5 FROM ME.Sorry for caps oops!
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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    What more can I say then what's already been said above. Thank you for sharing this family recipe and "5" from me as well.~~~ ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    dollhead ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this treasured recipe.
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  • gagagrits 7 years ago
    I love old family recipes, this sounds wonderful and so moist, thanks for sharing with us....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Mmmmm....this bread sounds so comforting and delicious! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I love anything orange & this bread sounds wonderful.I can't wait to bake it & taste it. Thanks for sharing & 5 forks
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  • lacrenshaw 7 years ago
    I'm a fan of "memory" recipes, as we all are, but this bread sounds especially wonderful. Sometimes it's difficult to share these recipes, beards and I'd like to thank you for sharing with all of us. I'll let you know how mine comes out! My thanks and my five.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Thank-you so much for sharing this
    Most Luscious "5"FORK!!!!! Orange Bread~
    Grinding the Oranges and Raisins is a good idea~
    I am looking forward to trying your
    "Special Memory" recipe~(^_^)~
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful! Nothing like our ''special memories'' from some of our old recipes.Like when I first started cooking, I burned everything and thought the recipe was ''just too hard to do''. Lol, now that I'm a lot older, I can't believe I burned everything, back then.
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