Cooking and Food

Poppy Seed Bread

I’ve been getting requests about this recipe, and since I had it all typed out to email around I decided to post it here at the blog as well…it’s our family’s absolute favorite sweet bread, yes even more than Amish Friendship Bread…mostly due to the fabulous glaze…

Poppy Seed Bread

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. each of: vanilla, imitation butter flavoring, pure almond extract/flavoring
  • 2 TB poppy seeds

Mix all ingredients, beat 2 minutes with mixer. Grease and flour 2 large baking pans. Bake at 350*F for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and glaze with the following ingredients, be sure to mix them together before brushing them atop your bread:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. each of vanilla, imitation butter flavoring, pure almond extract/flavoring

Let set until glaze is absorbed, about 5 minutes, then take out of pans.

These make great gifts at Christmas! I recommend making this recipe into 6 mini-loaves, rather than two large loaves. That way, the glaze goes further with each bite! Plus, if you do mini-loaves, you can put them in a package with an assortment. For instance, Strawberry bread or Pumpkin bread or Amish Friendship Bread…but the Poppy Seed bread is by far the biggest hit and my most often requested recipe.