This is one of my ALL time favorite sweet bread recipes. I love to make it when company is coming over, or to give as a little thank you to a friend or my little man's teachers. You can get some adorable (and functional) mini loaf pans from Micahel's that are perfect for this type of gift giving!
May your weekends be sweet, y'all! : ) Enjoy!
Ingredients for the bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp butter, at room temperature
½ cup canola oil
1 ½ cups milk
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp orange juice
1 tbsp poppy seeds
Ingredients for the glaze
¼ cup powdered sugar
3 tsp orange juice
Preheat oven to 350°
Mix first three (dry) ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together eggs, sugar and butter. Then blend in oil, milk, vanilla, and orange juice.
Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients until blended, then add in poppy seeds and mix for 30 more seconds. Pour bread mixture into two (greased) loaf pans and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
While bread is cooling (for approx 5 minutes), in a small bowl stir together orange juice and powdered sugar for the glaze. Poke each loaf of bread with a toothpick and pour glaze over the top. Let sit at least 10 minutes before serving.