poppy seed loaves
  • Cooking Time: 35
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 30
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5) Spread glace icing immediately over cold cakes.