Monday, April 19, 2010

Jill's Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

My darling friend and fellow cooking/baking enthusiast, Jill, has sent me a couple incredible recipes. This was one of them. John and I LOVE lemon flavor and this bread hit the spot. The glaze makes it irresistible. I think it's even better the next day!! Thanks Jilly!

{What you need}

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

6 tbs butter, softened (make sure you use REAL BUTTER!!)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon

(I didn't have a lemon so I just used 4 tbs of lemon juice, but it is better with real lemon)

1/4 cup poppy seeds

1/2 cup powdered sugar

(you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring to make the loaf golden)


1 cup powdered sugar

3 tbs lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350, grease and flour a 9 -by- 5 inch loaf pan

whisk together flour, salt and baking powder

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add milk alternately with the flour mixture in 2 parts; mix well. Stir in grated lemon peel and poppy seeds. (or the 4 tbs lemon juice).

Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-60 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 min.

Mix together lemon juice (another 3 tbs of lemon juice) and powdered sugar to make a glaze. Remove bread from the pan. Poke some holes in the top of the bread and pour the glaze over the warm bread. Poking holes in the bread makes sure that more of the glaze gets in the bread.

(Compliments of Jill Montgomery)

1 comment:

Andee said...

Oh that does look good. Darling bloggy!

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