Lemony Poppy Seed Tea Loaves

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By
@starryrose

This is one of my favorite lemon bread recipes! It starts with a basic recipe of Buttercup Cake Batter. Sprinkle with crushed lemon drop candies for a sweet, crunchy finish!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4 loaves
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

BUTTERCUP CAKE RECIPE:

3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 c
butter, softened
2 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2
eggs
1 1/2 c
buttermilk

LEMONY POPPY SEED TEA LOAVES (USE 4 CUPS BUTTERCUP CAKE BATTER):

1 Tbsp
finely shredded lemon peel
1 Tbsp
poppy seeds
1/3 c
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
lemon juice

LEMON ICING:

3/4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp
lemon peel, finely shredded
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

Step-By-Step

1Buttercup Cake Batter: In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
2In a very large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds; add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined; add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
3Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
4Use batter for Lemony Poppy Seed Tea Loaves.
5Makes 6 1/2 cups batter.
6Lemony Poppy Seed Tea Loaves: Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
7In large bowl, gently stir together the Butter Cake Batter, lemon peel, and poppy seeds. Divide mixture evenly among the prepared pans.
8Bake 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
9Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pans. Place loaves on a wire rack set over wax paper.
10Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and lemon juice; heat and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
11Brush sugar mixture over warm loaves until all is absorbed; cool completely.
12Drizzle with Lemon Icing and if desired, sprinkle with crushed lemon drop candies.
13Lemon Icing: In a small bowl, stir together sifted powdered sugar, shredded lemon peel and lemon juice.
14Stir in enough water to make an icing that is easy to drizzle.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads