Historic Smithton Inn All-Time Favorite Recipes: Lemon Poppy Seed Sweet Bread

July 6, 2015

After trying our vanilla poppy seed bread during her stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, a guest sent us
this recipe for lemon poppy seed sweet bread. It’s now one of our own favorites, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it, too!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice

How To Make It:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together flour, poppy seeds, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and softened butter. Beat in eggs, sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well blended.
  3. Stir in flour mixture until well mixed.
  4. Spoon into greased muffin tin.
  5. Bake at 400F for 15 to 20 minutes.

These muffin-shaped sweet bread treats will make the perfect addition to a holiday picnic or family get-together this summer. 

Getting together in Lancaster County and need a place to stay? We’re happy to help here at the Historic Smithton Inn. Give us a call to reserve a room today!

By Rebecca Gallagher

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