Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of the flour mixture; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk, oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

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  • Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

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  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight.

Tangerine Poppy Seed Quick Bread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute finely shredded tangerine or orange peel for the lemon peel and tangerine juice for the lemon juice. After removing loaf from pan, poke holes in the top of the warm loaf with a fork; slowly brush with tangerine glaze. For tangerine glaze, in a small saucepan combine 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons tangerine juice, and 1 tablespoon butter. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Nutrition Analysis: 162 calories, 3 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 2% vitamin A, 4% vitamin C, 119 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 4% iron.

Lemon-Cardamom Quick Bread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom for the poppy seeds. Spread cooled loaf with lemon glaze. For lemon glaze, in a medium bowl whisk together 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, 4 teaspoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons light-color corn syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.Nutrition Analysis: 187 calories, 3 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1% vitamin A, 4% vitamin C, 114 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 4% iron.

Green Tea Lemon Poppy Seed Bread:

Prepare as directed, except stir in 1 tablespoon ground loose green tea leaves with the poppy seeds.Nutrition Analysis: 149 calories, 3 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 1% vitamin A, 2% vitamin C, 114 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 4% iron.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 114mg; potassium 47mg; carbohydrates 25g; fiberg; sugar 13g; protein 3g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 49IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

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Add 1 tsp almond extract to batter and 1/2 in glaze and be certain to poke holes in top prior to glazing. The combo of lemon & almond make this the best pound cake next to "Almost Tortuga" cake! I've been making it for many years but I use lemon extract and zest instead of juice.