Poppy Seed Sugar Loaves

Course : Breads
Serves: 8
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

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.

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