Need a recipe for the local bake sale or as gifts for friends? Lemon Poppy-Seed Bread is the perfect solution. With a yield of twelve loaves, this recipe produces plenty to share.
Lemon Poppy-Seed Bread

Lemon Poppy-Seed Bread
 
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 loaves
Ingredients
  • 9 pounds all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 5 pounds, 3 ounces sugar
  • 4 pounds butter
  • 32 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 Quarts milk
  • 3 Cups fresh lemon juice
  • lemon zest from 16 lemons
  • 1 Cup poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat sugar and butter until light; add eggs, one at a time, and mix well. Combine milk and lemon juice, add to batter, alternating with flour mixture. Gently mix in lemon zest and poppy seeds.
  3. Divide among 12 greased and floured loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F until set, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pans 20 minutes before unmolding.
Notes
This is an extremely large volume recipe, which makes it great for gift giving. These loaves freeze very well for up to 3 months in a deep freezer if wrapped very well. They're wonderful for entertaining and perfect for fundraising bake sales.

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