Glazed Poppy Seed Bread | poppy seed bread recipe

Glazed Poppy Seed Bread | poppy seed bread recipe

We have a friend dealing with some major health issues. I can pray, but I can also offer them something tangible. I dropped this glazed poppy seed bread in their mailbox when he and his wife were spending the day at the doctor’s office…hoping something sweet would bring comfort during this tough week.

This recipe was submitted to Katie’s former grade school’s cookbook by one of my dearest girlfriends. Unfortunately, the “butter” flavoring that was in the original version was nowhere to be found. I could have melted butter instead of using oil, but I had already started the recipe when I realized my bottle of extract only had 2 drops in it. Okee, dokey. I just left it out. Then there was the shortage of orange juice to be used in the glaze…guess I’d have to wing that as well. Instead, I  melted some butter and added some freshly squeezed lemon juice. I was quite pleased with these loaves…moist with just a touch of citrus to play off the sweet. And Katie single handedly consumed the loaf I kept for us. Fingers crossed that my friends enjoyed their loaf, too.

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups sugar
  • 1⅛ cups oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1½ tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted.
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake