“Do you wanna build a snow man?!” …I woke up with that song from Frozen in my head yesterday morning. Nick and I just saw the movie for the first time last weekend. It was really cute and now all the songs that we have heard a billion times actually make sense! My favorite character was Olaf. I always love the funny side kicks in Disney movies.
Well after 11 LONG days of waiting I got my package! I got a Nikon D5200 DSLR camera! I am soooo excited! It was like Christmas morning! (Kinda was… and anniversary, birthday…) I couldn’t wait to get cooking in the kitchen and test it out. Let me tell you, getting used to a new camera is harder than you would think, especially when going from a little point-and-shoot to a DSLR. I am going to have to spend a lot of time reading the manual, watching YouTube videos, and just practicing. The photos of this poppy seed bread were taken with my Sony point-and-shoot so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see the beauty of a DSLR.
BEST poppy seed bread! The orange sugar glaze on top is absolutely mouthwatering. I think the only difference between this orange glazed poppy seed bread and poppy seed cake is that poppy seed bread is baked in a loaf pan instead of a cake pan. But hey I’ll take any excuse to eat cake for breakfast! And don’t forget to wash it down with a tall glass of chocolate milk made with my homemade chocolate syrup. Mmmmm!
Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread
For the Bread:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
For the Glaze:
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
For the Bread:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 2 loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar. Mix in milk, butter, oil, vanilla, and flavorings.
- Make a well in the dry mixture (make a whole by pushing ingredients to the sides of the bowl). Pour in liquid mixture and mix until combined.
- Pour batter into pans and bake for 50-60 pans. Allow bread to sit 5 minutes and then remove from pans onto a wire rack. (For easy cleanup, place a baking sheet or parchment paper under the rack to catch glaze drippings.)
For the Glaze:
- In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients together. Spoon over the top and sides of warm bread after removing them from pans.
Recipe Source: Slightly adapted from Tracia Olson (less fat, use butter and oil instead of just oil, less almond and butter flavoring in bread)
I am super impressed that you’ve been taking all of these pictures on your blog for so long with a point and shoot! Your pictures are already incredible so I’m excited to see what you do with your new camera! My DSLR change my life!
Thanks Paige! It is definitely beginning to change my life too!
This looks so good Melanie! We are off sugar for a bit here at our house so something like this will have to wait. I love anything with poppy seeds!
How exciting that you got a new camera. I look forward to the new photos you will take with it. I must say I do not really know how to use our camera and have let Grace kind of take over as photographer in our house. She loves it and does a good job.
I keep meaning to share with you a link to a blog I have been following for a while. I think she does a great job with the recipes she shares. She doesn’t just do food but quite a bit. Her recipe today for scones looks mouthwatering but they will have to wait too. Just too many fun treats out there!
Have a great Wednesday!