Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds in a bowl. Set aside. Beat together the sugar, oil, eggs and extract until creamy. Gently blend in dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. DO NOT OVERMIX. Pour batter into 2 buttered (standard) loaf pans. Bake in the center of oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Place on a rack to cool. While the bread is baking, combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar as much as possible. Orange juice, sugar, almond extr. Brush glaze over hot loaves. Cool before removing from pans. Makes 2 loaves. This almond flavored tea bread has a fine texture. It slices beautifully.