Saturday, April 02, 2016

Poppy Seed Bread

I'm sharing a recipe today from my mom's collection. She made this poppy seed bread a good bit when we were growing up, but I never knew there was a glaze for it. We would just spread the slices with a dab of butter and warm it up in the toaster oven. When she sent me a copy of the recipe, I realized there was a glaze, and, I must admit, I got a little happy inside...


3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2  cups of oil
1 large can of evaporated milk
3 tablespoons of poppy seed (I used 2)
3 cups of self-rising flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Mix sugar and flour in a large bowl.

Add other ingredients and mix well.

Divide evenly in pans and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. As loaves are cooling, make the glaze. :-)

Glaze Ingredients:

3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of butter flavoring


Stir all ingredients over medium heat. Bring to a brief boil to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the cooled loaves.




  1. I've enjoyed this through the years. Glad I got to pass it down to you.
    Your Mom.

  2. So glad to have you at my party! Thanks for joining and I'm featuring this tonight at Wow.

    1. Thank you so, so much, Kim. What an honor!! I love your blog :-)

  3. There is nothing better than a family recipe- especially one from your mother.
    This looks moist and delicious.
    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home.
    Hope to see you next week too.

    White Spray Paint

    1. Thanks for hosting!! I love your Dear Daughters posts.
      I hope you have a great week!


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