Here’s a quick and easy gift idea for neighbors or co-workers. It’s Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread. I received this bread as a gift from a co-worker about 10 years ago… and looooved it. I think I actually begged for the recipe. I’ve been making this bread every Holiday season since.
Here’s the recipe:
Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread
* 3 cups Flour
* 2-½ cups Sugar
* 1-½ teaspoon Salt
* 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
* 3 whole Eggs, Slightly Beaten
* 1-½ cup Milk
* 1-⅛ cup Canola Oil Or Vegetable Oil
* 2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
* 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* 1-½ teaspoon Almond Extract
* 1-½ teaspoon Imitation Butter Flavor
For The Glaze:
* ¼ cups Orange Juice
* ¾ cups Sugar
* ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
* ½ teaspoons Almond Extract
* ½ teaspoons Imitation Butter Flavor
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare two 9″ x 5″ bread pans by rubbing with butter and then flouring the pans. You can also use a cooking spray for baking (with the flour already in the spray.)
Mix together the dry ingredients, including sugar. Add eggs, oil, milk, poppy seeds, vanilla, almond extract and imitation butter flavor. Mix together and beat for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into bread pans and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While bread is baking, make the glaze. Whisk together sugar, orange juice, vanilla, almond extract, and imitation butter extract. Set aside.
When bread comes out of the oven and is still hot, pour glaze evenly over bread. Allow bread to completely cool before removing them from the pans.
For step-by-step instructions and photos you can click http://makeitdo.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/orange-glazed-poppy-seed-bread/