Don't Panic Tea: Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Serve this tea bread in place of scones or serve it as part of the sweets course. Adding the yogurt to the packaged mix makes a tender and delicious loaf. Offer lemon butter instead of glazing the bread if you prefer.

1 package lemon poppy seed bread mix
1 cup lemon yogurt
2 large eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 to 3 teaspoons water

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray 9”x5” loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until just mixed. Do not over mix.

Bake until the loaf springs back when lightly pressed with a finger or until a toothpick comes out clean, about 43-47 minutes. Remove from pan after about 10 minutes and allow to cool on a rack.

Glaze if you like by mixing confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Add 1 teaspoon water. The glaze should be thick but spreadable. Add up to 2 teaspoons more water to get the proper consistency. When loaf has completely cooled, spoon glaze over the top.