Orange Juice Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe made with orange juice! This delicious bread is easy to make and has the most amazing orange flavor, especially with the simple orange glaze on top.
What you’ll need:
1.Make sure you use the right bread pans! The recipe for this quick bread is written for a regular sized bread pan which is 9.5″x5″.You can use two smaller pans if you’d like, just adjust the cooking time to about 40-45 minutes.
2.If you use non-stick pans, you won’t want to use any cooking spray, but if you are not using non-stick pans, make sure to use a baking spray or line the pans with parchment paper so your bread doesn’t get stuck to the pan! There is nothing worse than making a beautiful loaf of bread and having the whole thing fall apart when you try to get it neatly out of the pan!
3.Make sure to test the middle of the bread at the end of the cooking time. If your bread is still gooey in the middle, bake for a few more minutes. If the edges and the top are starting to look too brown and the middle isn’t done yet, go ahead and put some foil over the bread for the last few minutes of baking until the bread is done in the center. This will prevent the outside from burning, but still allow the middle to cook all the way through.
How to bake:
Preheat oven to 325°.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add in the orange juice and the milk, mixing just until combined. Stir in the lemon and orange zest.
Pour the batter into a greased 9X5″ pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle the glaze on top.
How to make the orange glaze:
Mix melted butter, powdered sugar, orange juice and a little more orange zest in a small bowl with a fork until smooth. Add a little bit of milk if you want a runnier glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooled bread.