Orange or Lemon Tea Bread

“This bread is very yummy and not too hard to make. Serve it for breakfast or as a coffee time snack. This recipe comes from a cookbook called "Best Recipes from America's Bed and Breakfasts".”
1hr 30mins
1 loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pare oranges with a sharp knife and cut the peel into slivers. Place the orange and peel into a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain off water and add 1/2 cup sugar. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes, or until mixture turns thick and syrupy, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool completely in the pot.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a wire whisk until light. Add remaining 1 cup sugar and whisk until well blended. beat in milk before beating in the candied orange peel and butter or margarine.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground ginger in a medium bowl. Add flour to batter and mix just until batter is blended. Stir in nuts just until mixed. DO NOT OVER-MIX!
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F Pour bread batter into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake about 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove to a serving plate.
  5. Mix confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a glaze. Drizzle on the cooled loaf.

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