Thursday, February 26, 2009

Delicious Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Almond Glaze!

I absolutely love Poppy Seed Breads & Cakes! This is my all time favorite Poppy Seed bread recipe. It just melts in your mouth, and I love the taste of the almond and orange juice flavor that just soaks into the bread. This recipe comes from the Lion House Desserts Cook Book. I love making this bread for neighbors or friends who have just moved into a new home, welcomed a new baby, someone who is ill, or just because! It always gets great reviews.

Janell's Poppy Seed Bread
Lion House Desserts Cook Book

1/4 cup butter, melted
3 1/3 Tbsp oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp poppy seeds

Orange almond Glaze
1 Tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour an 8X4-inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, oil, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds. Add this mixture to the first and mix until well blended, but do not overmix. (Overmixing causes tunnels and a coarse texture.) Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Serve plain or, while bread is still hot, brush with several coats of Orange Almond Glaze (made by mixing all ingredients together in small bowl.) Makes 1 loaf.



rookie cookie said...

Looks delicious. I am thinking I am going to make this today. Poppy seed bread is the best. It's the bread that keeps on giving and giving- because you get to pick seeds out of your teeth for the rest of the day.

Rachel said...

This looks so good! I think I might have to go to the store and get orange juice so I can make it today. Yum! Yum!

Maria said...

Orange almond glaze...HELLO!

Emily said...

This bread looks/sounds soooo good! Poppy seed is a fav! I have never tried it with orange/almond glaze! I can't wait to venture out and do so!

Brindi said...

I had to Google Lion House Cookbook because I keep seeing it on different sites. This looks like a great recipe. I may have to look into buying the entire cookbook.

Melanie Anne said...

Yumm! Your bread looks great!!

Kristin said...

This is so perfect to make for my visiting teachies! :)

Amy said...

YUM!!! I just received a loaf of this from a friend the other day and I agree it is SO yummy!!

Damon and Chris said...

This is the best recipe I love it!!!!