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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf



1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

3 large eggs

1/2 cup light sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups quinoa flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp poppy seeds

2 Tbsp grated lemon zest 


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.


Cream butter and sugar together.  Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.  Mix well.  Add flour mixture to wet mixture and whisk until smooth.  Pour into the prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the loaf comes out clean).  Cool completely in the pan.




1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar


Combine in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved.  Set aside to cool.


Remove cooled loaf from the pan.  Holding carefully, poke holes with a toothpick all over the sides and bottom of the loaf.  Brush with half of the lemon glaze.  Set loaf on serving plate.  Poke holes in top of the loaf and brush with remaining glaze.


Store in sealed container in fridge for up to 1 week.