Saturday, October 13, 2012

lemon poppy seed bread with white wine glaze

Sometimes recipes are created when you don't have any of the ingredients in your pantry that you thought you did.  This is one of those.

I wanted to make my husband some almond poppy seed bread.  I just love that stuff, and I demanded that he try it.  Did I check my pantry for any of the ingredients?  Of course not!  I was sure that we had all of it.  I mean, who doesn't have almond extract in their pantry? :)

Turns out, I didn't have almond extract or about three other of the necessary ingredients.  So I just made something up instead.  I think I may like this new bread even better!  The lemon flavor is light and refreshing, the glaze is perfectly sweet, and it makes enough to feed all of your friends.  It's the perfect bread for sharing.

To whip up this gem, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds in a large mixing bowl.

Mix eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and butter flavoring in a separate bowl.

Add the liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and beat for a few minutes, until smooth.

Pour batter into greased loaf pans and sprinkle with sliced almonds.  This recipe makes 3 full loaves, 9 mini loaves, or a combination of them!  I made 2 full loaves and 3 mini loaves.  Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the glaze, combine white wine, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and butter flavoring in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer a few minutes or until thickened.  Pour glaze over warm loaves.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with White Wine Glaze
3 cups flour
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. poppy seeds
3 3ggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups oil
1 T. lemon zest
1 T. each vanilla extract, lemon extract, and butter flavoring
sliced almonds for garnish

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.  Mix liquid ingredients in medium bowl.  Add liquid to dry and beat for 2 minutes, or until smooth.  Pour batter into 3 greased loaf pans.  Sprinkle tops with almonds.  Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.  Pour glaze on warm loaves.

White Wine Glaze
1/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 t. each vanilla extract, lemon extract, and butter flavoring

Combine ingredients in saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Pour over warm loaves.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes the best recipes are created when we don't have the ingredients on hand and can let our minds explore what wonderful flavor concoctions we can invent.


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