Orange Peel Bread

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  • 1 cup orange peel, cut into 1/4 x 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two loaf pans.
  2. Place orange peel in suitable saucepan; add water to cover. Boil until tender.
  3. Add 1 cup sugar; boil to a medium syrup; cool.
  4. Cream butter, remaining sugar and eggs.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add with milk to creamed mixture. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes. Remove from mixer bowl.
  6. Add orange peel and syrup; beat by hand with spoon for at least 1 minutes until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Turn into prepared pans.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until about half done.
  9. Turn oven temperature to 300 degrees F. Cut a slit lengthwise in top of loaf. Finish baking at 300 degrees F.