I'm super excited to share today's post with you ... for two fun reasons. First, because this super moist and super flavorful Poppy Seed Tea Bread is one of my absolute favorite quick breads. And second, because I get to announce a fabulous new partnership between The Kitchen is My Playground and cherryBLOX!
Let's talk Poppy Seed Tea Bread first. Okey-doke?
This bread is truly one of my all-time favorite quick breads. Usually with poppy seed 'stuff,' we think lemon poppy seed. Not so with this poppy seed 'stuff' ... this poppy seed bread gets it's absolutely wonderful flavor from almond extract instead.
And the almond flavor is soooooooo good.
And then it gets an extra jolt of moistness from a citrus-sugar glaze made with freshly-squeezed orange juice.
The glaze sinks into the top of the bread, making the top extra moist and extra flavorful. And oh, I love it.
But maybe not as much as I love my cherryBLOX. And that's why ... drum roll, please ...
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Glazed Poppy Seed Tea Bread
Source: My Mom
- 3 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 1 c. + 2 T. canola oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. imitation butter flavoring
- 2 T. poppy seeds
- 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 orange)
- 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 tsp. canola oil
- PREPARE THE BREAD: Place all bread ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer until well mixed, about 2 minutes.
- Spoon batter into two greased loaf pans, dividing the batter evenly between the pans. Bake at 325 degrees until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
- PREPARE THE GLAZE: While the bread is baking, prepare the glaze. Combine all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan; heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar melts.
- When done, remove bread from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Immediately prick the tops of the breads with a fork, and spoon the warm glaze over the top of each loaf. Let cool completely.