Tuesday, July 26, 2011

31 Days of Bread in July! Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

I tweaked this recipe for our bread for today.  Mine is a little dark because I had to cook it longer since it was a little doughy.  The bread turned out really well and my husband really liked it.  This recipe has almond flavoring, so if you don't like almond flavoring, I wouldn't suggest making this recipe. 

What I did differently:

I used evaporated milk instead of the milk only because it expires next month and needed to be used.  I would have used regular milk normally like the recipe calls for. 

I used 4 Tablespoons of poppy seeds instead of 3

I used juice from a lemon instead of orange juice

I used grated lemon zest in the dough to give it a better flavor.

When the bread was done, I also poked the bread with a toothpick, used a knife to go around the edges of the bread and then left the bread in the pan when I put the glaze on instead of getting it out first and putting paper towels under it for when the glaze dripped.   After the glaze soaked into the bread for 5 minutes, I took the bread out of the pan.  Since I had used parchment paper at the bottom of the pan, it came out very easily.

If you aren't used to using parchment paper, I would HIGHLY recommend it.  No more bread sticking to the pan when you get it out.  It is wonderful!!!!  It would be perfect for cakes, too.  And, you can even get it for less if you use a 40 percent off coupon at Michael's or Joanne's.

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