Saturday, March 19, 2011

Orange Amish Friendship Bread

I wasn't sure about putting jello into this cake.  It's gelatin so I didn't know how it would set. Well, it wasn't a problem.  It worked well.

It wasn't quite as orangy as I would have liked. It tasted great but it could have used more oranges.  I'd be tempted to use a large box of orange jello but that might over do it. Not sure.  Either way, it was a winner.

I am eager to try it with other flavors like strawberry! I'll wait until summer when strawberries are in season!

Orange Amish Bread Recipe

1 cup amish starter
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3 tbsp. applesauce
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 small box jello
1 - 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained well

Combine everything but oranges.  Stir well.  Add oranges carefully.  Spray 2 - 8 x 8 pans (or 2 loaf pans) with cooking spray.  Pour batter into pans and bake for 1 hour at 325.

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  1. I love orange cake and this sounds really good. Looks very moist too!

  2. Debbi, you have absolutely won me over with the friendship bread recipes! Love the link for the Friendship site, must investigate.......

  3. This sounds and looks fabulous; always been curious about friendship cake; thank you for sharing this information; going to check it out.

  4. This sounds very interesting, have made a note of it. Diane

  5. Fascinating, Debbi. I've never seen a recipe with Jello in it before! Going to take a look at the Friendship site now...

  6. I love the texture, pass a fluffy piece over here.

  7. You and your amish friendship bread... this will never get old for you, will it? ;) I'm fascinated by the fact that you baked with gelatin! Never heard of anyone doing that before, so that's pretty cool. :)

  8. We love amish friendship bread. It taste so good, but this is one that I haven't tried before. I will have to share it with my kids. Thanks.

  9. I LOVE your Amish Friendship breads! Orange is a great flavor and I'd have never though to add jello into the mix! Crazy idea. Maybe if you grated some orange zest into the batter, it would be more orange-y?

  10. Count me in as another fan of your Amish friendship breads. I remember many many years ago making one and it was delicious. I love orange and I agree, strawberry would be great too!

  11. Oh, this looks and sounds good! Always like your Amish friendship bread recipes!

  12. Hi, Saw ur blog at Meatless Monday Blog hop..Im your new follower.I like to bake my own bread and this one is for me. thanks Marelie

  13. Sounds interesting - although jello isn't vegetarian.

    Stopping by from the blog hop!

    Frugally Green Mom

  14. omg...brings back a lot of memories. Several years ago I was on an amish friendship bread kick! My friend and I tried to make as many varieties as possible! never thought about adding jello though! Looks delish!