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Cream of Orange Bread
The sunny flavor of orange shines through with every slice of this wonderful bread.
Yield: 1 loaf
Small loaf (1 lb. bread machine)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • Pinch of dried ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2¼ cups bread flour
  • 1½ tsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
Medium loaf (1½ lb. bread machine)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
Large loaf (2 lb. bread machine)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup, plus 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
Bread Machine Method
  1. Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.

Mixer Methods
  1. Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, and other dry ingredients; set aside. Combine water, orange juice, and milk; heat to 120°-130°F.

  2. Hand-Held Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture, liquid ingredients and butter in mixing bowl on low speed. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary.

  3. Stand Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture, liquid ingredients and butter in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add remaining flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  4. Food Processor Method: Put dry mixture in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add butter and liquid ingredients. Process until mixed. Continue processing, adding remaining flour until dough forms a ball.

Rising, Shaping and Baking
  1. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14x7- inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.

  2. Recipe featured at Zesty South Indian Kitchen.
You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.

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1 Comment
  1. 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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