Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Submitted by Trish
Serves 20


2 c. flour 1 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs 1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract 2 tbsp poppy seeds
3 c. all-purpose flour 1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt 1½ c. milk
2 tbsp lemon juice ¾ c. confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease & flour 2 loaf pans. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla & lemon extracts in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in poppy seeds.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder & salt. Add flour mixture & milk to sugar mixture alternately, mixing well after each addition. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  3. Bake loaves for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen edges from sides of pans. Cool loaves in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks.
  4. For icing, blend lemon juice & confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm loaves.

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