Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lemon Poppyseed Loaf - and No Sleep

It started with Starbucks coffee with which I enjoyed a slice of lemon poppyseed loaf. I treat myself to this sometimes when I'm galavanting around town. I KNOW I cannot drink coffee after about 5:00 p.m. if I plan to sleep.

Unfortunately I was having such a great evening out I didn't realize it was almost 7 p.m. as I arrived home having just finished off the coffee. Needless to say I was up until after 1:30 a.m. and maybe slept 4 hours before getting up for work. The point of this story is I have been thinking about that lemon poppyseed loaf. So I baked one on Thursday night to take with me to the cottage.

This is the RECIPE if you like lemon poppyseed cake. I LOVE the taste of lemon. This recipe puts lemon rind in the batter and mixes lemon juice, sugar and more lemon rind which is poured into those poked holes you put into the loaf. Instead of one large one I made 3 small ones. I decided to sift some powdered sugar over them which although it settles on and then you can't see gives a nice taste.

It is a really good recipe. Enjoy....and don't pucker... Judi xoxo


Marilyn said...

Sorry about your night. I've done the same thing with tea. I don't drink coffee. The lemon poppyseed loaf looks wonderful. I can just smell it. Enjoy and sleep better tonight.

Darlene said...

I hate it when I can't sleep for whatever reason!! I LIKE my sleep!!

That lemon poppyseed loaf looks DELICIOUS....YUM!!!!!


I'm coming over for that lemon cake...yummy!!!
Your vacation at the beach looks wonderful!
deb :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, your poppyseed loaf looks delicious! I have to say, there is no way I'll get any sleep if I have coffee or tea after 1:00! Like you! Oh how I hate it, I feel your pain!


Libby said...

Yum! I love Lemon Poppyseed Bread! That looks like a wonderful recipe!
I too hate not being able to sleep at night. I become frantic watching the hours going by, knowing that I will be so tired the next day!
Enjoy your vacation

Julie said...

I wonder how this would be, made with limes??? I have a whole darn bagful of limes! Your loaves look fantastic! I must make some!!! YUMMMMM!!!

Theresa said...

Don't you just hate those sleepless night? I can't have caffeine after my morning coffee, perhaps some sweet tea at lunch but nothing late, it messes me up too!

Hope you have a wonderful day and I would love to try that lemon poppyseed loaf:)

Have a blessed day my friend, take a nap! HUGS!

georgiavee said...

Judi: Is there not a saying about great minds thinking alike? I was just about to slice a lemon for some strawberry iced tea per your recipe and then I saw the lemon poppyseed loaf. Made one Monday. Shared brilliance.

Unknown said...

Judi ... Put on the teapot, I'm running right over, I caught that aroma ... YUM!

Have a beautiful summer day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Dawn said...

I treat myself to a Starbucks coffee every week when I go grocery shopping. (There is a Starbucks in the store.) I LOVE lemon, especially lemon poppy seed bread, muffins, you name it.

I'm sorry about your loss of sleep. That can be frustrating I know!

take care,

Judi said...

Hi Georgiavee
I hope you enjoyed the strawberry lemonade and that it cooled and refreshed...
Must be you love lemons as I do making lemon loaf last week too....great lemon minds eh?
have a great Friday..

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