Hidden Art Friday

Happy Friday, everyone!  I brought a meal to a friend with a new baby this week, and for dessert I pulled out my favorite poppyseed bread recipe from my childhood.  It had been a couple years, inexplicably, since I’d last made it, and the kids were all fans of the “seed bread!”  It’s unabashedly dessert.  No whole wheat flour, tons of white flour, sugar, and oil.  But oh so yummy!

poppyseed2Emily’s Mom’s Poppyseed Bread

Mix together and beat one or two minutes with electric mixer:

3 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

2-1/4 cups sugar

1-1/2 T. poppy seed

3 eggs

1-1/2 cups milk

1 cup oil

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/2 tsp almond extract

1-1/2 tsp butter extract

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour two loaf pans.  Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for an hour or until toothpick comes clean.

(There is a glaze recipe that goes with it, but we’ve never made it.  I think poppy seed bread is yummy enough on its own, and you don’t need any more calories, do you?!)

 

Elsewhere on the web, the Gospel Coalition was hot in my facebook feed last week, and for good reason–I don’t spend a ton of time reading blog posts, but these were well worth reading.

I have to thank a Chicago friend for drawing my attention to a new album that puts the book of Romans to music.  I bought it, and the kids and I have really enjoyed approaching Romans this way!

And I have to thank a Pennsylvania friend for pointing to me to this great perspective: Did You Mean to Have All These Kids?  With people very dear to me struggling with infertility, this was a really applicable post for me.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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