Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze is a delicious sweet bread with a tender center and a delightful orange glaze crunch. It’s perfect for breakfast or alongside a cup of soup or salad
I was going to make soup the other day, and when we have a savory soup, I like to have a sweetened bread to go with it.
I don’t know why I did it, but I pulled out this little recipe book that my son made for me in school when he was 8 years old. It was actually a compilation of recipes where each child brought a recipe to contribute. Some children explained how to make a peanut butter sandwich or box macaroni and cheese. I found these contributions adorable! There were also recipes that I think a parent helped with copying a dish that they enjoyed.
I came across this recipe called Poppy Seed bread. I knew the family that contributed this recipe, and have enjoyed anything that ever came out of their kitchen, so was pretty sure it would be delicious. It was definitely delicious, moist, and went great with my soup. I loved the nice little crunch that you get from the sweet orange glaze. I will definitely make this bread again.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seed
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
- 1 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two bread pans.
Combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside
In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar, milk, oil, eggs, salt, and vanilla, butter, and almond flavorings. Mix until combined.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined. Add poppy seeds and mix until combined.
Fill loaf pans evenly. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes, turning pans half way through baking. Cover with foil the last 5 minutes if tops get too dark. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Pour glaze over the top of the bread. Allow to sit in the pan for 5 more minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
Stir together until smooth and completely blended. Drizzle over the top of the bread.
Adapted from a Krick family school recipe
By the way, my son’s recipe was for pumpkin pie.