Lemon Poppyseed Bread~Recipe

With the beginning of summer here I always think of citrus.  Here in Arizona there are tons of citrus trees!  Tons of them!  I am just lucky enough that my neighbors lemon tree hangs over my back yard wall!!  I know free lemons!!!  Nothing says summer to me more than an ice cold glass of lemonade or a lemon meringue pie!!  Well today how about a recipe for Lemon Poppy seed Bread!!  Reminds me of the giant muffins you get at Costco or Sams Club oh my delicious!!! lemonpoppyseedbread2pinkcakeplate

This is a classic quick bread and sooo easy to make!!  I love it with a cold glass of milk!!

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Lemon Poppyseed Bread

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Ingredients
  • Bread Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Grease and flour a bread pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Mix in the sugar and poppy seeds. Whisk in wet ingredients until the batter is well combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for about a half hour before turning out to finish cooling on a wire rack. Slide a piece of parchment paper under the wire rack for easy clean up.
  5. Prepare the glaze and spoon over the loaf as soon as it is on the wire rack. Let set for 1 hour to set up. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I would love to know what you think of this yummy bread!! What is your favorite “quick” bread???

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