During the holiday season I think how this blog is dedicated to heritage and family and passing on the simple memories in life and growing up. I remember MY many Christmas seasons when my mom was in the kitchen making multiple loaves of this wonderful sweet bread for friends and family. It was highly requested then and it is still today by friends. The original recipe came from my Grandma’s recipe book. My grandma called it Maranatha House Poppy Seed Loaf. Today I have continued this tradition and made this bread for my family and friends Christmas seasons. This is my gluten free version and it is still amazingly delicious.
Gluten Free Orange Poppy Seed Bread
3 c. Brown Rice Flour
1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 c. sour almond milk**
1 1/4 cup oil (for soy free use Safflower or avocado oil)
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seed
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
1 tsp orange zest
Mix all ingredients together and beat with electric mixer. Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Glaze with orange glaze.
**Making Soured Milk – Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes. This misture will curdle and become soured milk.
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp of each – vanilla, almond, and butter flavoring
Mix together and while poppy seed loaves are still hot after baking pour over each loaf.