Orange Bread from 1953

Orange Bread from 1953

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons orange zest
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts or blanched almonds, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add orange juice and boiling water to mixing bowl.
Stir in the orange zest and raisins.
Mix in the sugar, shortening and vanilla extract.
Beat in the egg. Sift together the flour, baking
soda, baking powder and salt. Beat dry ingredients
into the batter. Beat well. Beat in the finely
chopped nuts.

Pour batter into a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.

Source: Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Tuesday, Nov 3, 1953