Poppy Seed Bread

My friend Todd’s mom gave me this fantastic recipe! I have been making it and sharing it for years. The orange glaze is a key component – don’t skip it!

POPPY SEED BREAD

Grease and flour either 2 regular loaf pans or 4 small oaf pans. Preheat oven to 325.

3 c. flour
2 T. poppyseeds
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 t. almond extract
1 1/2 t. butter flavor (I often omit this)
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. + 2 T. oil

Blend all ingredients. Cook for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes. Pour glaze over warm loaves.

GLAZE

1/4 c. orange juice
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 t. almond extract
1 1/2 t. oil

Heat all ingredients in saucepan. Stir often. Pour over warm loaves.

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