Mama’s Poppy Seed Bread

Mama’s Poppy Seed Bread
Mama’s poppy seed bread did not last very long after it came out of the oven. She frequently took a loaf to someone who was sick and you cannot imagine what joy it brought to have a hot loaf of delicious bread. She usually used two loaf pans so we would have one for us and one to take to a sick person. Mama took missions of mercy in the form of food to nearly everyone who was sick. That was just what she did. When someone was really sick she went home after teaching school all day and began cooking various things. If the person had no one to fix a nutritious meal, she usually cooked a big pot of soup and made some cornbread. If someone had at least a meal prepared for them then Mama loved to take some very special like poppy seed bread. Both were always appreciated.
Recipe type: Bread
  • 3 c. plain flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ T. baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • ½ c. cooking oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla,
  • 1 ½ tsp. butter flavoring
  • 1 ½ tsp. almond flavoring
  • 1 ½ T. poppy seeds
  • Mix the above together. Grease and flour two loaf pans or 1 Bundt pan. Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Cool 10 minutes. While bread is cooling make glaze as follows:
  • Glaze:
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. orange juice
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond
  • ½ tsp. butter flavoring
  • Mix the above in a saucepan and heat to boiling. Pour over bread.


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