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OUR ATTEMPT AT EYESWOON’S CITRUS POPPY LOAF

OUR ATTEMPT AT EYESWOON’S CITRUS POPPY LOAF

Last night we decided to finally attempt Athena Calderone’s citrus poppy olive oil loaf. She posted this on her website, EyeSwoon, recently and our mouths were literally watering at the pictures. We even shared the IGTV on our story last week. Sound the alarm because this is one of the best things we’ve ever made. It was not hard at all and came out exactly how Athena described. We highly recommend giving this a try! Sharing the recipe below.


WHAT YOU NEED (ORIGINALLY POSTED ON EYESWOON)

FOR THE CAKE

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour  — we used gluten-free flour. 
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • Zest from one orange

WHAT TO DO

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a loaf pan with nonstick spray and line with a parchment paper.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Zest orange and lemon and combine with granulated sugar in a large bowl, massage zest with citrus to release essential oils. Add eggs and whisk to blend. Whisk in oil and milk.
  • Whisk in dry ingredients until batter is smooth. Scrape into prepared pan; smooth top.
  • Bake until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 50 minutes. It took about 65 minutes for us. 
  • Whisk confectioners sugar and citrus juices until smooth. Add orange zest
  • Allow loaf to cool on a wire rack. Once the loaf is slightly cooled drizzle on the glaze.

 

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