orange raisin bread and a cafe latte

everyone loves a fruit bread. this recipe for orange raisin bread is easy and delicious. if fresh oranges are not in your fruit bowl, just substitute orange juice in the recipe. this recipe is easily adapted to omit the raisins and instead add chopped nuts. it also can be made with both ingredients. instead of making one large loaf, the recipe can be divided into two smaller loaf pans with an adjustment to the baking time. the large loaf bakes for 60 minutes.
taken from edible offerings, traverse city michigan.
1-3 oranges, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 cup raisins, 2 tbsp shortening/butter, 1 egg, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup nuts.
squeeze juice from oranges to make one cup. grind orange rind and mix with raisins, or substitute dried orange peel. mix sugar, shortening, and the rest of the ingredients. i top my fruit breads with demeura sugar to add an interesting crunch to sweet breads.
bake 350 degrees for one hour/large loaf or 45 minutes for smaller loaves. cool, slice, and enjoy with a cafe latte.

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