Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 1⅔ cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • ½ Cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¼ Cup and 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • For Glaze: ¼ Cup Sugar and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to combine sugar and lemon zest. Add butter and mix until combined. Add eggs (one at a time). Add lemon extract with last egg. Set side.
  3. In another separate (microwave-safe) bowl, combine milk and sour cream. Heat mixture in microwave until room temperature.
  4. Slowly combine all three mixtures and the lemon juice together until just combined. Pour into a loaf pan that's been buttered and floured.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Tent with foil for the first 40 minutes, then remove for remaining time until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes while preparing glaze. Combine sugar and lemon juice in microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave, 15 seconds at a time (stirring in between) until sugar has dissolved.
  7. Remove loaf from pan onto a baking rack. Brush glaze over loaf. Allow glaze a moment to soak into the loaf between coats. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by Triple Chocolate Kitchen at https://triplechocolatekitchen.com/lemon-poppy-seed-bread/