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!

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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

How to Make Lemony Poppy Seed Tea Loaves

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.

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About Lemony Poppy Seed Tea Loaves

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads