Friday, March 16, 2018

Knott's Berry Farm Orange Bread with Orange Butter Icing (1976)

  • I cup orange juice, heated to lukewarm
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbspn orange rind, grated
  • 1 tbspn Knott's orange marmalade
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tspn salt
  • Orange Butter Icing (see below)
In a measuring cup, place 1/2 cup orange juice, dry yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Put remaining orange juice, butter, sugar, grated rind, and marmalade in a mixing bowl, and combine well.  Pour in the yeast mixture. Add flour and salt, and mix to a soft dough.

Turn out on a floured board, and knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth and shiny. Place in a greased bowl, lightly grease the top of the dough, cover with kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size. 

Punch down. Shape into 1 large or 2 small loaves, and place in greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. 

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Yields 1 to 2 loaves.

Orange Butter Icing
  • 1-1/2 tbspns butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn orange juice
  • 1 tspn orange rind, grated
  • 1 tbspn Knott's orange marmalade
Cream butter and sugar together. Add juices, rind, and marmalade, and blend until smooth. Spread on of bread loaves. 

(Origin - "Knott's Berry Farm Cookbook," by Florine Sikking and Judith Zeidler, 1976.)

 Note - Knott's Berry Farm, located in Buena Park, California, began in the 1920s as a fruit stand to sell Walter Knott's berry crops from his 20-acre farm. In 1934, Walter and Cordelia Knott opened a chicken dinner restaurant next to the fruit stand. By 1940, the little restaurant was selling 400,000 dinners a year. Mr. Knott opened a handful of diversions to entertain customer waiting in long lines to enjoy Cordelia's fried chicken, biscuits, green beans, and famed pies. By 1976, Knott's Berry Farm featured more than 100 rides and amusements over 150 acres, and boasted 3,000 employees. 

More "Lost" Orange Recipes
Orange Milk Sherbet (1946)
Orange Juice Waffles with Cream (1980)
Orange Galliano Liqueur Pie (1983)

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