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Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Spice Islands®

Almond Poppy Seed Bread


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

32 slices


3 cups all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

1-1/2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Poppy Seed

1-1/2 cups milk (do not use skim milk)

3 eggs

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1-1/3 cups Mazola® Corn Oil


3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

2 tablespoons butter OR margarine


For Bread:

Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans (or four 7½  x  3¾-inch loaf pans). Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds in large mixing bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract and oil.

Add oil mixture to dry ingredients. Blend at medium-high speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until loaves are light brown in color and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For Glaze:

Heat sugar, orange juice,  vanilla extract, almond extract and butter to boiling in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour glaze over hot loaves of bread, in pans. Cool completely in pan. Remove from pans; cover loaves and let sit overnight before serving.

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