DUCKY'S POPPYSEED BREAD

2 ½ cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups plain flour, or 3 cups PLUS 6 tbsp. cake flour
1½ cups milk
1½ tsp. good vanilla
1½ tsp. butter flavoring
1½ tsp. almond extract
1½ tsp. salt
1½ tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. poppyseed
1 1/8 cup oil

Preheat oven to 300º-325º.

Grease and flour a Bundt pan, angel food cake pan, 2 loaf pans or muffin pans. Set aside.

NOTE: This makes 2 loaves of bread. You may have to have a muffin pan(s) prepared for the batter that won't fit into the loaf, Bundt or angel food pans.

If you're making muffins, it will take SEVERAL muffin pans. I'd guess that this recipe will make at least 3 dozen muffins, probably more. Obviously, muffins will get done a lot faster so plan accordingly.
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Mix eggs and sugar together in a large bowl, blending well. Add milk and oil, then remaining ingredients. Combine well and pour into prepared pans, filling about 2/3 full. Don't overfill or the batter will overflow the pans when it rises during baking.

Bake in a preheated oven. Bundt pans, loaf pans and angel food pans should be baked at 300º for 60-75 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Muffins should be baked at 325º for 30-40 minutes, but check at 25 minutes and adjust heat if necessary. Place pans on a wire rack and pour glaze (recipe follows) over hot bread, or cool for 5 minutes on rack in pan, then carefully remove bread from pan to a serving dish and pour glaze over bread.
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When bread is nearly done, make the glaze:

1½ cups confectioner's sugar
½ cup orange juice
1½ tsp. good vanilla
1½ tsp. butter flavoring
1½ tsp. almond extract

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour glaze over hot bread in pans or over bread in serving dish. Serve warm or cool and serve. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature, or may be refrigerated.
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I prefer this at room temperature and it doesn't usually last long enough to worry about it ruining.

Freezes well when tightly wrapped.

2 comments:

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thanks so much for the recipe.. Sounds so good..

Michael Manning said...

I can hear bloggers across both sides of the Atlantic saying "Oooooh. Ahhhhh!" Diane J.!!!!! :D)