Lemon Poppy Seed Butter Loaf

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line 3 pieces 10×4″ loaf pans with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment; beat butter, ½ cup sugar, egg yolks and orange zest. Stir together until well incorporated then add in the dry ingredients alternately with orange juice. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine egg whites and remaining sugar then whisk until slightly soft peaks. Fold into the flour butter mixture then pour into prepared loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Makes 24 servings