Lemon poppy seed bread is a lemon based cake like bread. It is sweet, sour, and nutty without having nuts in it. The nutty flavor in lemon poppy seed cake actually comes from the poppy seeds.
1 ¾ Cups/235g All-Purpose Flour
¾/150g Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
Zest of 2 Lemons
2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ Cup/177ml Milk
3 Large Eggs
¾ Cup/185g Butter (Room Temperature)
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°F/176°C
Step 2. Add all of the dry ingredients into a stand mixer and mix until well combined.
Step 3. Add all of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Step 4. Line a 9x5in/23x13cm loaf pan with bread loaf liner and pour the lemon poppy seed batter into the liner.
Step 5. Place in preheated oven at 350°F/176°C for 50 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and fully bake.
Step 6. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
- You can tell if they lemon poppy seed loaf is fully baked the same way you check to see if a cake it fully baked, by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean the cake is done if it does not add 5 minutes until the loaf is done.
- Always let cake style breads cool in the pan they were baked in to prevent the bottoms and he side from sweating an becoming soggy.