Sunday, February 22, 2009

lemon loaf

Hello everyone!  Yet another lovely lemon treat! For some reason I've been dying to make a lemon poppy seed loaf.  I think it could be my love for all things yellow? This cake did indeed live up to my hype.  I didn't have a pic of the loaf done up with the icing, but the lemony glaze was amazing and so was the cake!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

lemon  poppyseed loaf

1/3 cups poppyseeds
3/4 cup milk
200g butter, softened
1 tbs grated lemon rind
3/4 sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
lemon glaze
1 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup lemon zest

Preheat oven 325 F.  Place poppyseeds and milk in a bowl and stir to combine.
Place butter and sugar and lemon zest in a bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beat well.  Sift flour and baking powder and pour over butter mixture.  Add lemon juice and milk mixture until combined.  Makes 3 small loafs or one 8in cake.  Bake for 40-55 min. Test with a skewer. 
For the  glaze, combine all ingredients and spoon over cooled loaf.

recipe adapted from Donna Hay's: Modern Classics 2  ( orange poppyseed cake)