Vintage 70s Orange Coffee Braid with Marzipan Holiday Recipe

It might seem a bit odd to post a vintage 1970s Christmas recipe in July but this is in response to a reader’s request. She wanted to know if I had the recipe for a braided orange bread that was in “one of the winter issues of Seventeen magazine in the 70s”, that she had been searching for forever. As luck would have it, I went to my huge stack of Seventeen magazines and the December 1973 issue was on top. This issue had THE recipe! So here is the recipe in all its glory, and it certainly does look delicious!

Orange Coffee Braid

Why not make it in summertime…or anytime of year. Enjoy! 🙂


9 Responses to “Vintage 70s Orange Coffee Braid with Marzipan Holiday Recipe”

  1. Sherri

    Marilyn, you are a wonderful blogger! You love vintage fashion and you are kind and thoughtful to share this. Thank you so much!!

  2. finnfemme

    Happy to help, Sherri! Perhaps I should start posting more Seventeen recipes, as I’ve pretty much exhausted the fashion content and ads (Yardley of London, et al) from my Seventeen stash. 🙂

  3. Tobi Tanzer

    THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH. Such a happy memory – I’m glad I’ll be able to recreate it with my mom!

  4. Denise Gore

    I finished the leopard gloves but where do I send a pic? The links to FB and email are broken.

  5. Michelle W

    Definitely post those Seventeen Magazine recipes! Lucky you that you have them! Can’t find the one I’m searching for. It was a Now Your Cooking Recipe from the late 70’s or 80’s. It was a spicy Mexican casserole-no meat. Ingredients contained corn tortillas, can tomatoes, beans, green chilies, cottage/ricotta cheese. You fried up the tortillas, stuffed the mix in, and baked a bit.

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