Friday, January 17, 2014

Lemon Poppy-seed Bread

Lemeee tell you about this lemon poppy-seed bread. If I was to construct a 'last meal' for myself a slice of this heavenly delight would be part of that meal.

I don't have the recipe, so my apologies for that,  as I have asked for it and was promptly denied. I pick up a couple of loaves every time I go by the General Store in Pakenham, Ont. It is THE BEST LEMON POPPY-SEED BREAD ON THE PLANET. They are real stingy with their recipes there and it's one of those "If I told you I'd have to kill you" kind of things. But, I still buy it and will someday try to make it myself. (and will probably fail miserably) but I'm no quitter.
I often have coffee in a tea-cup and this cake goes so well with it.
 If anyone out there has a delicious recipe for this kind of loaf cake,  please share.

Isn't it pretty with my blue and white china?
The magazine GRIT is one that the retired guy subscribes to. It is full of wonderful articles on raising your own food and hobby-farming. This month has interesting articles on bees and raising your own chickens. Lots of info on growing herbs, too. It is a good magazine to have just for all the valuable information on our food and the health of our planet. I recipe for lemon poppy-seed loaf. ;-b

Lily was getting a bath from Annie this morning.

They are developing a very close relationship now that Ed has passed on. Thank God for Annie. Lily needs that comfort at this time and I knew I could count on my 'little Peach'.

I'm linking to Anything Blue Friday at

hugs, Deb


  1. My mother used to make a mean poppy seed cake. I have not thought of it until I read this post. Lovely blue and white china. Such sweet kitties. So sorry about your loss.

  2. Very good of Annie!

    I will have to stop in there the next time I'm over in Pakenham. The cake's too tempting to pass up!

  3. Such a heartwarming picture of the cats. I will look shortly but I think I have a recipe for this bread. Yours surely looks delicious. That's a gorgeous, warm photo and I love the tablerunner.

  4. p.s. the magazine sounds like a good one!

  5. People make the mistake of thinking that cats are aloof...but they are such sensitive little souls. Glad that Lily has a friend.
    Jane x

  6. How lovely that your cats are such good friends.

  7. Your kitties are precious! I do have a lemon bread recipe that I think is the is actually Starbucks Lemon Loaf.....just add poppy seeds. I blogged about it here if you want to check it out
    Visiting you from Anything Blue Friday!

  8. Anything with lemon sets my heart into a glorious tizzy! Looks delicious!

  9. Very pretty china and the lemon poppy seed loaf looks wonderful on it! I'm a big fan of things made with lemon. I know that Taste of Home has good recipes and they are all tried and proven ones. You might look at their web site for one. Probably one of the most important things is fresh squeezed lemons. That always gives it the best flavor. I have three cats and love them all. Sorry about your recent loss. It's nice to see that your other cats are cozying up.

  10. Just like true friends that are there when you need them! Love seeing the two kitties interact and I would love a slice of that cake please!

  11. I emailed you a lemon recipe.

  12. I'm a lemon lover too! And love all sorts of seed cakes. I am a horrible cook/ baker but I'd sure give lemon poppy seed cage a go.
    Little Peach, you make us all teary
    eyed. You've come through for Lily in her time of need. We always suspected you might be an angel.

  13. i love lemon anything and this sounds yummy. blessings to annie and lily.


  14. I love how Annie has been comforting Lily. Did she groomed Lily or spent time with her while Mr Ed was still alive?

    1. Yes, a little but Ed and Lily were always together.

  15. Love anything with lemon, so I know I'd like it. Lemon pound cake has always been a favorite, but don't usually eat it with poppy seeds. It certainly looks pretty on the blue and white.

  16. Deb, that photo of your tea and treat... in your beautiful room... looks so warm and inviting. Makes me take a happy sigh. Sweet girls. blessings ~ tanna

  17. Try this Deb

    Recipe makes 3 - 8x4 inch loaves

    3 cups all-purpose flour

    1 1/2 teaspoons salt

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

    2 1/2 cups white sugar

    1 1/8 cups vegetable oil

    3 eggs

    1 1/2 cups milk

    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

    1/4 cup orange juice

    3/4 cup white sugar

    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract


    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 8x4 inch bread tins.
    2.In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds and 2 1/2 cups white sugar.
    Add the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and lemon extract; mix until smooth, about 1 minute.
    Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.
    3.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaves comes out clean.
    Cool loaves in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
    4.Combine orange juice with remaining 3/4 cup sugar and desired flavour of extract; stir well. Pour this mixture over the loaf while it is still hot.
    Allow loaf to cool completely before serving.

    So glad the two sweeties are snuggling. x

  18. I love the painting with you and the pusses in your sidebar! Oh please do not entice me with that poppy bread,,, I'm trying to LOSE some poundage and I would eat the whole thing.

  19. So sweet that Annie is taking such good care of Lily!

  20. The bread looks delish. I adore all of the blue and white! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse