Baking Classics: Lemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread

How To Make Sable Cookies. Party Menus By Rebecca Gordon. Cooking & Baking Turorials By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick. Stand Mixer Paddle Attachment How To Make Brownies Southern Party Menus Entertaining Ideas TV Cooking Personality How To Bake Southern Baking Cakes Brownies CookiesBaking Classics

The Technique

Lemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread

Tea bread has long been a traditional offering when southern style entertaining is in order. The batter can be blended quickly & portioned into a loaf pan making it simple to slice & serve guests. Lemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread is a sunny blend of flavors that pairs well with a number of party fare favorites such as Roasted Beet & Carrot Spinach Salad With Lentils, Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad & of course classics such as Garden Herb Chicken Salad. It highlights a variety of items when either portioned on plates or arranged on a pretty platter for guests. Learn how to make this irresistible southern icon perfect for an array of entertaining socials.

Cooking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickLemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread 
makes 8 servings

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Fresh Lemon Glaze

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Set aside. Cream the butter & the sugar on Medium speed in an electric stand mixer until light & airy, about 4 minutes. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the bowl sides using a rubber spatula. Blend in the lemon zest. Add the eggs & blend on Low speed just until the yellow disappears. Whisk together the flour, the poppy seeds, baking powder, the baking soda & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk & the lemon juice beginning & ending with the flour mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan spreading to the edges. Drop the pan three times on the counter top to settle the leavening. Bake 1 hour or until a wooden pick tests clean when inserted in the center of the tea bread. Cool 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour. Prepare the Fresh Lemon Glaze as directed. Drizzle over the cake.

Cooking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertainingrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickFresh Lemon Glaze
makes about 1/3 cup

2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp milk

Stir together the powdered sugar, the lemon zest, the lemon juice & the milk. Use as directed.

Southern-Entertaining-Game-Day-Entertaining-Buttermilk-Lipstick-Tailgating-Rebecca-Gordon-ButtermilkLipstick-RebeccaGordon-Gameday-Entertaining-Tailgating-Recipes-Tailgate-Party-Football-Party-Tailgating-Dips-Tailgating-Appetizers-Tailgate-Dips-Tailgate-Appetizers-Southern-Entertaining-Southern-Hostess-Buttermilk-LipstickFROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
{testing notes}

How To Prepare Lemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread

Although Lemon-Poppy Seed Tea Bread is a bit old-fashioned, do not mistake it’s valuable role when entertaining. It utilizes a straightforward baking technique, one pan with an effortless glaze & minimal time to prepare. The result is one beautiful looking & tasting cake without the hassle. If home baked simplicity is what you seek, tea bread is always an appropriate choice as it pairs well with traditional & current food trends beautifully.

Cooking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertainingrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickThe Technique

Consider tea bread as a basic fundamental & may be prepared using a stand mixer offering convenience & ease. A few additional tools will be necessary in order to complete the task. Assess the items ahead of time. Here’s what you should know.

Baking Essentials. How To Grease & Flour Loaf Pans For Baking Applications. Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials No. 1

Preparing pans properly for baked goods is one of the most critical steps when making cakes. If the task is completed hastily, the cake may stick to the pan & not release. Be certain the loaf pan is greased well & dusted with flour.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter & the sugar on Medium speed in an electric stand mixer until light & airy, about 4 minutes. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the bowl sides using a rubber spatula. Blend in the lemon zest. Add the eggs.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining2a

Blend on Low speed just until the yellow disappears.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining2b

Whisk together the flour, the poppy seeds, baking powder, the baking soda & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk & the lemon juice beginning & ending with the flour mixture.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining2c

Adding the flour mixture alternately with the milk & the lemon juice will ensure all of the liquid takes into the batter.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining2d

Once the process is complete, the batter should have a smooth, consistent texture throughout.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 3

Spoon the batter into a greased & floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan spreading to the edges.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining3a

A classic everyday spoon works well to spread the batter evenly over the surface. Drop the pan three times on the counter top to settle the leavening.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 4

 Bake 1 hour or until a wooden pick tests clean when inserted in the center of the tea bread. Cool 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.

Baking Classics. Fresh Lemon Glaze By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & entertaining Brand How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining

No. 5

 Stir together the powdered sugar, the lemon zest, the lemon juice & the milk then drizzle over the cooled cake. The tea bread can be baked up to two days ahead of time & either glazed the following day or the day of the party. Allow the icing to set before slicing using a serrated knife for the prettiest presentation.

The Tune
“Stardust” Jo Stafford

social butterfly
instagram: buttermilklipstick
facebook: Buttermilk Lipstick
twitter: Buttermilk Lipstick@ButtermilkLips
{college football} Rebecca Gordon@TidefanFare
pinterest: Buttermilk Lipstick
Rebecca Gordon

Be sweet.

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

,

Comments are closed.