This recipe was given to my mom from our neighbor. The bread is so sweet and delicious! It's still very scrumptious if you choose not to use the glaze. They are the BEST GUARANTEED!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottoms of two 9-inch loaf pans.

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  • Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds, butter flavoring, oil, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and almond flavoring. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for one hour. Cool 5 minutes. Poke holes in top of loaves and pour glaze over.

  • To make glaze: Mix orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring, 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make glaze.

Nutrition Facts

302.2 calories; 3.1 g protein; 42 g carbohydrates; 24.5 mg cholesterol; 191.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
I was trying to match a fantastic poppy seed bread that I purchase at a Mennonite bakery, the best I've ever tasted. I've tried several other similar receipes and this is the closest I've come. I'll definitely make this a "regular bake" at my house. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2010
This had good flavor but I made this to take to a bridal shower and the loaf stuck to the bottom of the pan and ended up not being able to take it with me. Would maybe make again in muffin form. Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 174
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
I was trying to match a fantastic poppy seed bread that I purchase at a Mennonite bakery, the best I've ever tasted. I've tried several other similar receipes and this is the closest I've come. I'll definitely make this a "regular bake" at my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
AMAZING! I made muffins instead of bread (recipe for 2 loafs = 22 regular-sized muffins; bake at 350 for 20 minutes) and made the following changes: 1 cup butter & 1/3 cup oil instead of all oil (I didn't have butter-flavored extract), only 1 1/3 cup sugar (they still PLENTY sweet!), and double the almond extract and HALF the powdered sugar in the glaze. I dipped the tops of the muffins in the glaze twice (dip the whole batch, then go back and dip them again). Three picky kids gave them two thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
I wasn't able to find the butter extract but even without it it was really yummy! The glaze really makes it special--thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
This was great! I just tossed everything in the mixer and poof it was done. I did not use the glaze and it was still very moist. I took this to a family gathering and it was gobbled up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2003
This was a tasty bread but I reduced the oil to cut down on fat and calories. I used 1 cup oil plus 1/3 c. plain unsweetened applesauce. I couldn't taste the applesauce at all. Also I thought the recipe made way too much glaze. I would cut it in half next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
I know that taste is subjective but anyone who does not absolutely love this must not be able to taste! This is awesomeness! I could not find butter extract at the grocery store so I just left it out and added a little more vanilla and almond extract. I guess if you do have the butter extract this bread would be off the charts! I put lots of Pam in the bread pans and removed the bread after 5 minutes then poked holes and glazed. I would NEVER leave the bread in the pan then glaze! It will stick! Just pop it right out then take your time (like 5 minutes or so) and spoon the glaze over the bread over and over till it all sinks in. LOVE THIS! I will serve to my house full of guests on Thanksgiving morning! Oh one more thing...the glaze is an absolute must! Yes it is sweet..but it is a glaze afterall! This bread is awesome because of the glaze! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2005
Good recipe! I don't know why but I had some batter left so I filled a mini-muffin tin and baked them. Then when the muffins were done baking and still warm I dipped the tops in the glaze and cool on a wire rack. They were so good! Didn't even last an hour! I use the bread as a sping dessert I slice the bread and then put a dollop of lemon curd on it and top it with a strawberry. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
Wow... I went to search if someone already submitted a similar recipe to the one I make every year, and here it is! A woman at work years ago gave me this same recipe, except for the glaze I use 1/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup regular granulated sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. each of the almond, butter and vanilla extracts. I then heat the glaze mixture in the microwave for 1 minute to supersaturate it. This makes a crusty glaze. Everyone raves over it. Thanks for submitting this for others to enjoy! Makes a GREAT Holiday gift for neighbors and friends if you pour it into mini loaf pans and wrap them up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
I didn't have any butter flavored extract but it was still great. The glaze really sweetens the loaf and gives it a very unique taste. In my opinion it's the glaze that makes this special and it would be just like any other poppy seed bread without it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2010
This had good flavor but I made this to take to a bridal shower and the loaf stuck to the bottom of the pan and ended up not being able to take it with me. Would maybe make again in muffin form. Read More
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