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Poppy Seed Bread III

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"We usually make this bread around Christmas time, but it's good anytime!"
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1 h 15 m servings 268
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 loaves)


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  1. Mix together the flour, 2 1/4 cups white sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs. Mix in the vegetable oil, poppy seeds, 1 1/2 teaspoons butter flavoring and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond flavoring. Beat with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease 2 loaf pans or 6 small loaf pans. Bake 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cool for 3 minutes and top with the orange glaze.
  3. To make Orange Glaze: Mix together 1/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring and 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 268 calories; 11.6 38.2 3 24 191 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My husbands co-workers went crazy for this. Just a hint, if you want the poppy seeds to be soft, soak them in the milk first.

Most helpful critical review

I was disappointed. I thought it would be better because of all the good reviews it got. This stuck to the pans horribly and was way to eggy. Due to that I will be serving it for breakfast and n...

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My husbands co-workers went crazy for this. Just a hint, if you want the poppy seeds to be soft, soak them in the milk first.

The combination of Butter & Almond extract in this cake is amazing! This is by far the best one yet that I found and made on this site. It is very moist and bakes beautifully in a bundt pan.I ha...

I have been making this bread for Christmas for over 20 years minus the glaze. I add two cups of frozen pie cherries off of my tree. I have used one can of cherries (NOT pie filling) and the res...

This was a delicious quick bread and I even forgot to put the gaze on at the end. Next time I will add the glaze but it was still delicious without it. Also, I didn't have any butter favoring bu...

I can't say enough good things about this bread. Every time I've made it it has been delicious, and anytime I make it for company, I'm hounded mercilessly until I give them a copy of the recipe...

I substituted half splenda/half sugar and half applesauce/half oil to make it a bit healthier and it was fantastic! I didn't add the glaze. It didn't need it as it was moist, and sweet! lovely!

Really good recipe, very moist, and yummy

I was give this recipe about 20 years ago and, since then, I have been asked to make it for every event. I have given the recipe (which was called Almond Teacake Bread) to so many people. It is ...

Amazing! I never use the glaze and this loaf gets rave reviews every time! One thing I do play with: each time I've added just a tablespoon of Cointreau. Never tried it without it, and never ...