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Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup vegetable oil
2-1/4 cups white sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2 teaspoons lemon extract, divided
2 teaspoons butter flavored extract, divided
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans or one large 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, oil, white sugar, poppy seeds and 1-1/2 teaspoons each vanilla, lemon and butter flavorings. Stir until just combined well, and pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness, then cool for 5 minutes. Poke holes in the top of the bread with meat fork and pour glaze over top.

Glaze: Mix orange juice, confectioner’s sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each of the vanilla, butter and lemon flavorings. Pour immediately over warm loaf.

Joan Holmes
Moline




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