Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Orange Bread

One of the best thing about winters is the abundance of citrus fruits. Fresh oranges and grape fruits are my weakness and I love to eat them in any possible manner. Oranges help you to stay young. They are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases and 1 orange supplies a full day's Vitamin C requirement.

In my case, I don't need any excuses to eat oranges and so I decided to incorporate orange in my breakfast apart from its juice, I decided to make a pull apart orange bread which was far better than I had expected. 

I got the bread recipe from here. This is a great, no-fail recipe and the bread always comes out soft and delicious. To make orange bread, I prepared the dough exactly according to the instructions given by sortachef

After the first rise, roll the dough on a floured flat surface into a big circle. Using a knife, cut broad strips on the dough and spread Orange Marmalade on the surface. 
Divide strips further into squares and fold each square lengthwise once.
Arrange all pieces in a greased bread pan and allow a second rise. To maintain the shape of bread and keep pieces from sliding down, you may want to keep the pan tilted. Once the bread has risen, it will reach the edge of the pan and you will not need to tilt it anymore.
Pour 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice. Bake in pre-heated oven at 215 C for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 190 C and bake for another 40 minutes until brown. 

Did you know, after chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world's favorite flavor?

What is your favorite flavor?

13 comments:

  1. What a fun and delicious recipe. This would be a huge hit in my home.

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    1. Thank you Pam!
      Do let me know how it turned out if you try.. :)

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  2. What a fabulous recipe! Looks gorgeous Z!

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  3. This sounds really special and I haven't seen a recipe for it before. I'm fascinated by the way the loaf is formed. I'll wager this is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. A very delicious recipe with outstanding plating.. I agree with you about winter + citrus. It's a match made in heaven ;)

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  5. I've seen the cinnamon pulled apart bread from a couple of bloggers, but this orange one is the first time! I love citrus flavors so this definitely looks a lot healthier and reasonable than sugary cinnamon one (although I'm dying to make it one day when I'm skinny!). Thanks for sharing!

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    1. A single bite gives a burst of orange flavors.. Do try I am sure you will like it.
      P.S from your picture I think you are in pretty good shape :)

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  6. My mouth has been watering, looks fantastic! Yummy!

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  7. i too don't need any excuse to eat oranges.. good for me it's healthy :)
    This is a brilliant idea for breakfast !

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  8. Oh this is new to me! I like the idea of layering the bread like this

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  9. Hi Zee, I've never heard of the 'pull apart bread'. What a fantastic idea and it looks impossibly delicious. I will test the recipe, for sure. Thanks for sharing the link!!!

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