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Czech Poppy Seed Loaf

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This Czech Poppy Seed Loaf is a desire ! Try this lemony creamy almond flavored loaf with chopped almonds and poppy seed! Your suggestions for this Czech Poppy Seed Loaf are welcome.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105 To 115 Degree F)
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg yolks 5
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Warm, 105 To115 Degree F)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Poppy seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), firmly packed
  Egg whites 4
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Using a mixer, cream together butter and egg yolks. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, and salt.
2 Add 1 1/2 cups flour, warm cream, almonds, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Mix. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add almond extract.
3 Add yeast mixture to butter mixture. Gradually add egg whites. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Beat until light and stiff. No kneading is necessary.
4 Place in greased 6-cup Bundt pan. Cover; let rise until double€” about 30 minutes (an inch from top of pan).
5 Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 40 minutes or until done. Cool in pan about 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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