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Cream of Orange Bread

Cream of Orange Bread
The sunny flavor of orange shines through with every slice of this wonderful bread.
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf



  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt, ginger, lemon and orange zest; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat water, orange juice, and milk to 120-130°F. Add warm liquids to flour mixture. Add butter. Using a paddle attachment, blend on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about doubled in size.
  • Prepare pan: Grease one 9×5-inch bread pan; set aside.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in prepared pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.


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Photo by Swathi Iyer.

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Rex | Reply

5 stars
I am sure that no one can stop this with one loaf! These ingredients can make bread so tasty and I am so grateful to you for sharing it here. I think the mixer method is a bit difficult but I would definitely try to make this!

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