Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

To get the most juice out of your lemon, microwave it for 15 seconds. Afterwards, roll it with your palm on a flat surface, then juice.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds


  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time. Mix in lemon juice and lemon zest. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the egg mixture. Stir in poppy seeds. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.