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Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread

When life gives you lemons, start baking! This quick bread is a snap to prepare thanks to our mix, which is infused with crystallized Meyer lemon peel and laced with poppy seeds. Bake the bread in a standard loaf pan or, for beautiful detailing, use our citrus loaf pan. For a sweet finish, brush the warm bread with a simple lemon glaze.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Meyer lemon poppy seed quick bread mix
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) (4 oz./125 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) water
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz./60 g) sugar

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 4-by-8-inch (10-by-20-cm) loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine the quick bread mix, butter, water and eggs, and stir until smooth and blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Set the rack over a sheet of waxed paper, invert the pan onto the rack and lift off the pan. Turn the loaf right-side up. Using a pastry brush, brush the warm loaf with the glaze. Let cool completely before serving. Serves 10 to 12.

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