I’ve had a long-time hankering for this moist, buttery, almond-infused poppy seed bread.
Cute little poppy seeds are such cool creations, with their subtle nutty flavor and crunch.
Did you know poppy seeds are highly nutritious, and are often a great alternative for those with nut and seed allergies? Bonus points.
I literally made three (yeah, three) different loaves of poppy seed bread in order to be sure I’m dishing up the BEST one. I like to post recipes that are worth the calories.
The first couple of poppy seed loaves were pretty good. Yummy enough to get eaten up quickly by everyone who taste-tested.
But the third time’s the real charm. This one was SUCH a home-run.
It’s hard to refrain from licking the screen.
This decadent poppy seed bread is luscious, moist, and rich. It boasts a dense yet tender crumb.
In fact, this loaf is reminiscent of a buttery pound cake, similar to this absolute best recipe for Butter Pound Cake.
Once you slice into this tempting poppy seed bread-slash-cake, a generous burst of poppy seeds immediately greet you.
The mouthwatering, heady aroma of pure almond extract wafts through the air and awakens your appetite.
But this poppy seed bread is not content to stop at being buttery, moist, and tender.
No, this one goes all out and gets outrageously scrumptious with a glaze that seeps into the bread just enough and creates a crispy layer on top.
This outstanding glaze is a perfect marriage of orange, almond, vanilla, and butter.
All those delicious flavors infuse into one intoxicating glaze. They all meld together as if this was always meant to be.
You’re very, very welcome. Enjoy. 🙂Print
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from allrecipes.com