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poppy seed loaves

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 35


125g butter, softened
2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
3/4 caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/3 cup orange juice
Glace Icing
3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
1 tablespoon orange juice

1) Preheat oven to moderate (180 degrees C / 160 degrees fan forced). Grease an 8 hole mini loaf pan; line bases with baking paper.

2) Beat the butter, rinds and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between addition. Tranfer the mixture to a large bowl; fold in the combined sifted flour, poppy seeds and orange juice in two batches. Diveds mixture among prepared pans.

3) Bake in a moderate oven for about 25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Stand cakes in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

4) Glace Icing : sift the icing sugar into a small heatproof bowl; add the juice and mix to a firm paste. Stir over a small pan of simmering water until the icing is a spreadable consistency; do not overheat.

5) Spread glace icing immediately over cold cakes.

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