Friday, September 11, 2009

Rachel's Poppy Seed Bread

I went to Birmingham, Alabama over Labor Day weekend for my cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful affair. When we arrived at our hotel and checked in, we were given a wonderful hospitality bag full of all kinds of goodies. One thing in the bag was my cousin's homemade poppy seed bread along with the recipe. Of course, the first thing I did was take a picture and then I had to cut me a piece. It was delicious and can't wait to make one for my family. I wanted to share the recipe with you. So here is Rachel's Poppy Seed Bread.

Rachel's Poppy Seed Bread

3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/3 cups white granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons poppy seed
1 1/2 teaspoon each: vanilla, butter, and almond extracts

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Mix all ingredients with a mixer. Pour mixture evenly into pans and bake 1 hour or until golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes and pour glaze (see recipe below) over bread in pan. Leave in pans about 1 hour.

Glaze Recipe

1/2 teaspoon each: vanilla, butter and almond extracts
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour over bread and let set for 1 hour before removing bread from pan.

1 comment:

  1. looks delicious mom. makes me want some right now!!!