Saturday, May 15, 2010

Poppy Seed Lemon Loaf

Every time I add poppy seeds to my lemon loaf it makes me chuckle. I always associate it with the Seinfeld episode, where Elaine discovers her opium results were from her eating poppy seed muffins. So I must advise you to avoid consuming a slice of this loaf prior to any blood work. All to say, that the ability to laugh is also an essential ingredient in any kitchen, especially when things go awry.

Poppy Seed Lemon Loaf1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup blue poppyseeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk

In a mixing bowl cream the butter; continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat in the eggs and stir in the lemon zest. Blend in the dry ingredients (flour,salt, baking powder and poppyseeds), alternately with the milk. Do not over beat. Pour into a prepared 81/2'' x41/2'' loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 50-60 minutes.

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