Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

My neighbor gave me this recipe, and I love that it makes two loaves. We usually eat one and then give the other away or freeze it for later. The glaze complements the bread perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each butter flavoring, almond extract and vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each butter flavoring, almond extract and vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, oil, poppy seeds, butter flavoring and extracts. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to two greased and floured 9×5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm loaves.