I'm going to let you in on a little secret here. Write this one down. It's important.
Finding recipes from your Grandmother (or anyone's grandmother for that matter) is one of the greatest things that could ever happen to you. For some reason their recipes will always supersede all other recipes. You should take great care to seek out these hidden gems. And if you find a recipe card (like I did) you better hold on to it for dear life. Grandmas tend to bake/cook on the "little of this, little of that" principal and therefore never write down what they make. So if you find a written recipe, cherish that my friend. You have just hit the jackpot.
Grandma's Poppy Seed Bread
Makes: 2 loaves Prep Time: 5 minutes Bake Time: 40-50 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes-1 hour
- 3 cups flour, sifted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/8 (1 cup + 2 tablespoons) oil
- 2 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon poppyseeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350° and gather the ingredients. You've got this step down by now, right?
2. Sift flour.
3. Combine all (bread) ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix for 2 minutes.
4. Separate into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
5. While the bread is baking, grab these four things.
6. Mix 'em all up. It will be very runny but that's okay. It's supposed to be that way!
7. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
8. Cover with glaze.
9. Grab a cup of coffee. Or tea. Whichever tickles your fancy.
10. Take too many pictures.
11. Slice it up.
There she is. My great grandmother Lorraine. Isn't she the cutest darn thing you've ever seen?