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Orange & Poppy Seed Loaf

A dense and easy to bake tea loaf with a sweet orange glaze. We love tea loaves; they are easy to prepare and great for tea parties.


  • 80 ml poppy seeds
  • 65 ml milk
  • 190 ml (190g) butter
  • 250 ml (1 C) castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 375 ml  self-raising flour
  • 125 ml cake flour
  • 2.5 ml salt
  • 125 ml Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice Blend

Orange Glaze

  • 190 ml icing sugar
  • 65 ml Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice Blend
  • 2.5 ml  orange extract (optional)




  1. Pour the poppy seeds into the milk and allow to stand.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar until pale and light.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix together the Rhodes Quality Orange Fruit Juice and the milk.
  5. Sift the flours and salt together and add to the batter alternating with the orange juice mixture.
  6. Spoon the batter into a loaf pan that has been lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Orange glaze

  1. Whisk small amounts of Rhodes Quality Orange Juice into the icing sugar, adding just enough to make a smooth thick paste.
  2. Whisk in the orange extract if using.
  3. Pour the orange glaze over the top of the loaf.

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