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Orange Nut Swirled Bread With Frozen Dough

Orange Nut Swirled Bread with sweet, crunchy nooks and crannies has a secret. Read on to find out how to make this bread in a snap. 

 

Have this sweet bread on hand for your busy mornings, or use it for French toast on a weekend. Toast a slice and slather it with butter and jam if you must. Whatever you do, make it now because it’s delicious.

Don’t worry if you’re short on time. I have a secret short cut for this orange nut swirled bread that’s not so secret anymore.

Orange Nut Swirled Bread is easy with my frozen dough hack!

Frozen bread dough! Yes, the generic loaves of bread dough you purchase in packs of three in the freezer section. It’s the most genius ingredient!

I let it thaw, cut one loaf into pieces, assemble the ingredients, rise and bake. Most of that time is rising time – non-work time where you can be doing other lovely things. I mix together orange zest (where all the aromatic flavor lives), nuts and a little butter and sugar to roll the dough in. 

Did you get that? Balls of dough rolled in butter. Then some orange flavored sugar. And nuts. Just saying.

Orange Nut Swirl Bread is easy with my frozen dough hack!

There are a few tricks to using the frozen dough as a short cut for this Orange Nut Swirled Bread

  1. You want to make sure the dough is completely thawed before working with it. Frozen spots make it really hard to roll, form and work with.
  2. Before baking it you’ll want it to be fully risen. It takes a while because it starts out so cold (frozen in fact). But you’ll know it’s fully risen when it is doubled in size.

 

Orange Nut Swirled Bread is easy with my frozen dough hack!

The dough will rise to almost double its size and then you can bake it. If you can wait before eating the entire loaf, it is so delicious as toast the next day!

 

5 from 2 votes
Orange Nut Swirl Bread is easy with my frozen dough hack!
Orange-Nut Swirled Bread
Work Time
12 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
47 mins
 
This recipe starts with frozen dough, but delivers a tempting fresh-baked taste.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frozen Dough, Orang-nut swirled bread
Ingredients
  • 4 tsp orange zest
  • ½ cup (2 oz) pecans finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough thawed
Instructions
  1. Combine zest, pecans, butter and sugar. Cut dough into 12 pieces and roll each in nut mixture. Place pieces in greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, loosely cover and let rise, about 1 hr.
  2. Bake at 375°F until cooked through, 30 to 35 min. Cool in pan 15 min, then transfer to cooling rack.
Recipe Notes
  1. You want to make sure the dough is completely thawed before working with it. Frozen spots make it really hard to roll, form and work with.
  2. Before baking it you’ll want it to be fully risen. It takes a while because it starts out so cold (frozen in fact). But you’ll know it's fully risen when it is doubled in size.

 

Click below for more delicious recipes to start your mornings right.

Short Cut Chocolate Filled Rolls use the same super smart technique as the Orange Swirled bread. Filled with chocolate it’s a pretty decadent snack.

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Recipe Tara Bench. Originally published in Ladies’ Home Journal Feb/10. Photography. Paula Hible Food styling Susan Vajaranant. Prop styling Kim Field

 

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