1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. grated lemon zest
2 1/2 Tbs. poppy seeds
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
3 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice (or use your judgment)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan with butter and flour OR non stick spray (PAM). Line the bottom of the pan with a piece of parchment or wax paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and poppy seeds
Beat butter until softened.
Add the flour mixture and milk, alternating each three times.
Do not over mix. Scrape the batter into loaf pan, smoothing the top.
Bake for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown.
Prepare Lemon Glaze:
Mix confectioners' sugar with lemon juice until smooth. You can add extra lemon peel, if you wish.
When bread is done, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack.