Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 30m
Ready In

"From Taste of Home. My Aunt has been making this for years. One of her sons requests it for his Birthday Cake. It is wonderfully fragrant and yummy toasted with butter. Makes 2 loaves."

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (113.6 g)
  • Calories 326.6
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 12 mg
  • Sodium - 240.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 26.9 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 33.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in water.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine milk, orange juice, sugar, shortening, peel and salt.

Step 3

Add 2 cups flour, yeast mixture and egg; mix well.

Step 4

Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.

Step 6

Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Roll each half into 15-in. x 7-in. rectangle.

Step 8

For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangle. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon water.

Step 9

Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short end. Seal edges.

Step 10

Place with sealed edge down in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.

Step 11

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Step 12

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 13

Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.

Step 14

Combine glaze ingredients; spread over loaves.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Oh yes it is wonderful toasted! I started this bread on a bright sunny day and as it was on its first rise, a storm blew in and the barometric pressure plummeted. So the bread took hours to rise. And then I am not sure if it came to full rise when I baked it. However, the texture was lovely and we thoroughly enjoy it. Will definitely be making this again! What a wonderful treat this is! Thank you for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(20 Apr 2013)