Lemon Poppy-Seed Tea Bread

Lemon Poppy-Seed Tea Bread Recipe
This Lemon Poppy-Seed Tea Bread recipe is a morning favorite. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee for the ultimate breakfast experience.


8 Servings

Cost per Serving:


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Nutritional Information

Calories 359
Fat 15 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 142 mg


Tea Bread:
1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice


Make tea bread: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan.

Stir together 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt. Mix 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract with 1/2 cup milk.

Using electric mixer, cream 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. lemon zest on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add 2 large eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds.

Pour batter into pan and bake in center of oven until a tester inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 50 minutes.

Make syrup: Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a saucepan over low heat; stir until sugar dissolves.

Let loaf cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning loaf out onto rack. Poke holes in loaf and gradually spoon warm syrup over, adding more as syrup is absorbed. Cool completely.