Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

April 2, 2021

Late winter, simply earlier than spring arrives, Myer lemons arrive in our shops. Myer lemons are a novel number of citrus which are considered a cross between lemons and mandarin oranges. Myer lemons are smoother than common lemons with a deep yellow pores and skin and pulp. Though Myer lemons are barely acidic, they don’t have the identical tartness of normal lemons. I’m a sucker for something lemon flavored, and after I noticed my first bag of Myer lemons within the retailer this 12 months, I had to purchase them.

Lemon loaf is one in every of my favourite sweets, so I made a decision to make use of my Myer lemons to bake a lemon poppy seed fast bread. Yogurt and oil are used on this recipe creating a really moist bread. Though I don’t usually glaze my desserts or loaves, I believed a shiny citrus flavored glaze would convey this dessert to a brand new stage. When baking something lemon flavored, I like to make use of Fiori di Sicilia from King Arthur Flour. This extract is a flowery mix of lemon and vanilla. If you don’t select to make use of Fiori di Sicilia you should utilize half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half of a teaspoon of lemon extract.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele Revised 2021


  • 1 half of Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • half of Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 half of Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • half of Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia (See Notes Above)
  • three Giant Eggs At Room Temperature
  • 1 Giant Myer Lemon, Zested And Juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • three/four Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F.
  2. Spray an eight x four inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir collectively the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a second bowl, use an electrical hand mixer to mix the sugar, yogurt, oil, extract, and eggs.
  5. Add half the lemon juice together with the zest and blend till blended.
  6. Pour the dry substances into the moist and stir along with a picket spoon till the flour combination has been integrated.
  7. Stir within the poppy seeds.
  8. Bake the loaf for 45 to 50 minutes, or till a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out cleanly.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes then take away from the pan and funky fully.
  10. To make the glaze, place the powdered sugar in a small bowl, and drizzle within the remaining lemon juice, whisking constantly till you attain your required thickness.
  11. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled loaf and let sit till set.


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