A Tradition in Family Baking

Orange Almond Bubble Loaf

Orange Almond Bubble Loaf
Cinnamon and sugar with toasted almonds coat orange-flavored dough balls in this attractive sweet bread dessert.
Yield: One 10-inch coffeecake
For the dough:
  • 4½ to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (4½ tsp, ½oz, 14g) RED STAR Platinum Superior Baking Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
For the coating:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, chopped (see note)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp softened butter
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp milk or orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  1. In large mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, orange rind and salt; mix well. In microwave-safe dish, heat water, milk, honey and butter until warm (120-130°F; butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and doubled, about 1 hour.

  2. Prepare coating: In medium bowl, combine sugar, almonds and cinnamon.

  3. Punch down dough. Divide into 4 parts. Divide each fourth into 6 pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Dip each piece in melted butter; roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Layer balls in greased 12-cup Bundt pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes in pan; invert onto serving plate.

  4. Prepare Glaze: In small bowl, blend ingredients until smooth. If needed, add additional powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over bread.
To toast almonds, place on cookie sheet in 300F oven for about 15 minutes; stir occasionally. Chop to desired size pieces.

See recipe video below.

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