Orange Nut Bread

  This recipe from The Better Homes and Gardens Golden Treasury of Cooking is a very good nut bread that was a favorite in the Thirties. Nut breads were and are nice to have on hand to serve to guests as well as family at coffee time. 
  This is a little different as the citrus flavors give it a bright and tangy flavor. It is a welcome change from the usual Banana or    Date Breads  which are also good, but more common. Nut breads are a good change of pace from cookies or cake.   They can be eaten plain, with butter, or Cream Cheese. The butter or Cream Cheese can be flavored if desired.
Orange Nut Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
¾ cup orange juice
¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Stir together sugar, salt, flour, baking soda; stir in chopped nuts.
Combine egg,  vegetable oil, orange juice, lemon juice, orange peel and lemon peel.
  Add to dry ingredients, stirring JUST until moistened. Turn batter into a greased
8 ½ X 4½ X 2½ inch loaf pan. 
  Bake at 350 till done, 50 to 60 minutes. Tooth pick inserted 
In center will come out clean, with just a few crumbs clinging.
  Remove from pan and cool on rack. Wrap well with foil or plastic wrap and cut the following day. (nut breads always cut better if not cut till next day)
Better Homes and Gardens Golden Treasury of Cooking


  1. Oh, yes. This is good...thanks for the sample, Myrna.

  2. Hi Myrna and Sue,

    Jeffrey and I are thinking of making the trek to the What Cheer flea market. Any tips for good vendors?


  3. Juli,
    If, like me, you like linens and housewares, the buildings are the places to find those vendors...and along the paving between the gates and buildings. Don't skip the lone building by the far gate...there have been several nice vendors there in the past.
    Parking can be a problem and getting there early is very helpful.


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