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November 2, 2010

Citrus Glazed Almond Poppy Bread

Being the superwoman girlfriend that I am...
I always try to keep BF happy with an overwhelming surplus of delicious treats. His roommates love/hate me for it.

Despite the boys whining about how I am going to make them chunky (better them than me, right?), I keep trying out new recipes on them.

{ Hurray for guinea pigs! }

After hearing BF casually mention his undying love for almond poppy seed bread, I was on a mission to create the best bread ever. Combining several different recipes and adding in my own substitutions, I have found it! BF said he almost ate the whole loaf within a half day time frame, so I figure it's a winner!

This bread is so fast and simple to make, and has that nice bakery style quality. Drenched in a delicious citrus glaze that crystallizes to lock in the bread's moisture, as well as add a delicious melt in your mouth topping.

{ Citrus Glazed Almond Poppy Bread }

Friend tested & BF approved!


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract


3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract



** Preheat oven to 350 degrees. **

1) Grease bottoms of two 9-inch loaf pans.

2) Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds, oil, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract.

3) 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.

4) While bread is cooling for 5 minutes combine all of the glaze ingredients until smooth and pour over loaves covering bread completely.

5) Let glaze dry and bread cool. Slice and enjoy!


** This recipe is adaptable for muffins. Grease muffin tin, follow same directions, and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. **

This bread is such a hit - you and your family will love it! It's so good that I am now contemplating making several loaves to slice up for my Christmas goodie platters that I deliver to family and friends!

Let me know what you think! :)

Bon Appetit!


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  1. I am going to try this! It looks delicious.

  2. Oh my goodness, I wish I'd have had this recipe earlier! I so would have made it tonight! I'm going to have to make this.

  3. This looks divine! Can't wait to try it!

  4. This looks soooo Delish! I'm going to make it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my goodness this looks incredible . . . it is kind of amazing that I am still craving sweet things, given how much Halloween candy I ate over the past several days!

  6. Yum, that sounds amazing! I love baking for my friends and boyfriends that I've had in the past. It's such a fun and caring thing to do.

  7. Sounds yummy ... I will have to add this to my baking list musts ... thanks for sharing... HHL

  8. Looks amazing! I'm a bread lover, so i for sure want to try this one!

  9. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  10. Yum! This looks amazing! I'll have to try it out this weekend =)


  11. yikes that looks deliciously deadly! i don't know how your guy didn't finish it in an hour!


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