Poppy Seed Loaf Recipe

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Poppy Seed Loaf
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  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (.25 oz) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. In a saucepan, heat together milk, sugar, shortening, and salt until warm.
  2. Combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast in a large mixing bowl. Stir in warm milk mixture. Add 3 eggs; beat with an electric mixer at low speed for 1/2 min, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat for 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of remaining flour as you can. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining flour to make a stiff dough, and continue kneading for 6 to 8 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, and turn once to grease surface. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  3. Meanwhile, pour boiling water over poppy seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly, and place in a blender. Grind. In a small bowl, blend together ground poppy seeds, chopped nuts, honey, and lemon zest. Beat 1 egg white until stiff, and fold into poppy seed mixture.
  4. Punch down dough, and divide in half. Cover, and let rest for 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough into 24 x 8 inch rectangle. Spread with half the poppy seed mixture. Roll up jelly roll style, starting with the narrow edge. Seal the edge. Place seam side down, in a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Cover. Let rise for 30 to 45 minutes, or until doubled.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2456.28 Kcal (10284 kJ)
Calories from fat 765.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 85.03g 131%
Cholesterol 249.2mg 83%
Sodium 1390.92mg 58%
Potassium 1413.67mg 30%
Total Carbs 357.78g 119%
Sugars 76.52g 306%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Protein 70.16g 140%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Iron 11.1mg 62%
Calcium 1109.8mg 111%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.78 Kcal (1100 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.1g 131%
Cholesterol 26.66mg 83%
Sodium 148.8mg 58%
Potassium 151.24mg 30%
Total Carbs 38.28g 119%
Sugars 8.19g 306%
Dietary Fiber 2.67g 100%
Protein 7.51g 140%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 62%
Calcium 118.7mg 111%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 55.4
  • 65

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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