Time: 15 minutes prep + 45-55 minutes to bake
Yield: 2 loaves
Recipe from Real Mom Kitchen Cookbook
3 C flour
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 C milk
1 1/2 t almond extract
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 t butter flavoring
1 C + 2 T canola oil
1/4 C poppy seeds
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t butter flavoring
1/2 t almond extract
1. Stir your flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl with a wire whisk.
2. In a separate mixing bowl whisk up your eggs until they are nice and frothy. Add the milk, vanilla, almond extract, butter flavoring and oil. Whisk it all together until its nicely combined.
3. Pour in your poppy seeds and give it another whisking to incorporate.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Using a wooden spoon, stir everything together just until combined. You don't want a lot of flour clumps, but you don't want to over mix here either.
5. Take a piece of parchment paper and trace the shape of the bottom of your pan onto it with a pencil. Fold the paper over and cut two pieces out, using the pencil tracing as a guide.
6. Place the cut paper into the bottom of your pans and spray it with cooking spray. It works best if you use a cooking spray that has flour in it. Baker's Joy works like a charm. Pam Cooking Spray also has a cooking spray with added flour. Buy one...you won't be sorry.
7. Pour the batter into your pans. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. While the bread is baking, make the glaze. It's super easy! Juice your orange into a small mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and stir it well.
9. When your bread is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 3 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and then carefully dump the bread out of the pans and onto a cooling rack. Place a large cookie sheet under your cooling rack.
10. Give your glaze a few stirs to be sure all ingredients are mixed together and then pour it over the top of your bread. Brush the glaze that falls onto the cookie sheet over the loaves. Let the bread sit for about 10 minutes to soak up the glaze. Then dig in my friend.....enjoy a little trip to heaven today!