January 12, 2009

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves with Honey Glaze

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves with Honey Glaze

A fresh lemon-honey glaze on anything is sure to be divine, and this recipe was no exception. And fresh out of the oven, this lemony loaf was delicious! This is a standard lemon loaf, but it's packed with flavor. An entire two tablespoons of lemon zest goes into the batter, along with fresh lemon juice and creamy buttermilk, giving the perfect combination of tangy lemon and sweetness. It's not overly sweet however...but that's where the glaze comes in. Honey, sugar, and fresh lemon juice are heated, and the glaze is then brushed over the warm loaves (which need to be made hole-y with toothpicks). The amount of glaze may seem to be too much for the three mini loaves, but trust me: use all of it. I used only about half, because I didn't want it to get soggy...but the next day, the dense loaf was ever-so-slightly dry...and I think the extra glaze seeping through would have helped that. Ah well, it was still sticky-sweet heaven.

Make again? Definitely, and maybe one full loaf instead of the mini ones. Of course, these would make great gifts...




Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves with Honey Glaze
Vegetarian Times, November/December 2005

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