From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Orange Poppy Seed Bread

Many of you have probably tried this or maybe you haven't. Sometimes I'm timid in posting certain recipes, because I feel like it is not the latest and greatest recipe out there. But, with baking season around the corner, I felt this recipe was fitting. So, if you already have this one, just check back in a couple of days for a new recipe.
I love how incredibly moist this bread turns out. What makes this bread so good is the glaze that goes on the bread while it is still warm. A sugary combination of almond and orange soaks into the bread. I say anything that has frosting is delicious. It's funny, growing up I HATED frosting, and now I love it...(this isn't a good thing by the way). Sometimes I make these in mini loaf pans so that there is less surface area for the glaze to cover, YUM. (Adjust cooking time if making it in a mini loaf, fill mini loaf pan till about 1/2 full).
Make some for your friends, you will love this one, and so will everyone around you.

Orange Poppy Seed Bread

3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 c sugar
1 tbs poppy seeds
3 eggs
1 1/2 c milk
1 tbs water
1/2 c butter, melted
1 c oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
For the glaze:
1/3 c orange juice concentrate
3/4 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract

Grease 3 loaf pans and dust lightly with a mixture of flour and sugar. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl until combined then stir in poppy seeds. Blend together remaining wet ingredients, until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir until Incorporated. Pour into pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from the oven. Make glaze, and then while the loaves are still hot, prick loaves several times with a fork, making sure to get all the way to the bottom. Pour glaze evenly over the top of the loaves. Allow loaves to cool before slicing.



Don't worry about using what may seem old recipes, I haven't done it and now I have to go back to the grocery store today and get poppy seeds. This sounds soooo good and I just need a yummy treat today! Thanks!!

Sue Ann said...

I am a fan of anything poppy seed. Now I am going to try Orange Poppy Seed Bread! What a nice change from the lemon! Thank-you girl!

Rachelle Underwood said...

Lonni and Sue Ann, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm glad this is a recipe that you want to try out!

Beth said...

I am trying it too- looks so good- I love your site! I know if I am in the mood to cook I can find a good recipe here. (FYI- for more frosting coverage poke holes with a straw all over the loaf and THEN pour the frosting over! :))

Rachelle Underwood said...

Thanks Beth! Good idea on the frosting coverage, I will try that!