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Sourdough Poppy Loaves

CelesteCeleste Francisco

Great to give away for Christmas.

servings:Makes 4 loaves


  • 1 Cup Sourdough starter
  • 2 ounces poppy seeds
  • 1 1/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1/3 Cup unflavored yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1

    Combine the sourdough starter and the poppy seeds. Let stand at room temperature for at least 3 hours.

  • 2

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease four 6x3x2 inch pans.

  • 3

    Cream together the sugars and the butter. Add the yogurt, salt, vanilla and lemon juice and continue to cream until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • 4

    Combine the flour and the soda. Add half the poppy seed-sourdough mixture

  • 5

    to the liquid ingredients. Mix well. Add the flour-soda mixture and stir until combined. Add the remaining poppy seed-sourdough mixture, stir well.

  • 6

    Pour into the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for one hour or until

  • 7

    a cake tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before turning out on rack to cool completely.



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