Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This bread merits special treatment. Wrap in clear cellophane, tie with ribbons and give to your closest friends. Serve at room temperature; spread with flavoured whipped cream cheese or ranberry Butter. You can substitute Tiple Sec or Cointreau for the Grand Marnier.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine milk and vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Cream butter,sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sift flour, salt and soda together.
  4. Add flour mixture,alternately with milk, to creamed mixture.
  5. Beat in zest, vanilla and almond extract, and raisins, if using.
  6. Pour into a greased 5 X 9 inch pan or three 5 X 3 inch pans.
  7. Bake at 350*F or 1 hour for large pan and about 25 minutes for smaller pans.
  8. Do not overbake.
  9. Mix glaze ingredients together.
  10. Pierce hot bread all over with fork or toothpick and spoon glaze over bread.
  11. Let cool in pan.

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