1½ cup flour
1¼ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
¾ cup milk
½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
2 T. freshly grated lemon zest
Lemon Almond Glaze:
½ cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
¼ cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 7×3 inch loaf pans and set aside. (You can also use a 9×5 just increase baking time).
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and poppyseeds. Stir until combined. In a separate medium sized bowl add the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon zest.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 45-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove and let bread cool.
TO make the lemon almond glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice. Drizzle over bread and top with sliced almonds.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of the flour mixture; set aside.
In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk, oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight.
2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4
2 tablespoons flour (all purpose or plain)
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt Cracked pepper
For The Sauce:
Light spray of cooking oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons butter (or oil)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1¼ cup chicken broth (stock)
½ cup milk (full fat or 2% — or use reduced fat cream or heavy cream)
⅓ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons capers (plus 2 tablespoons extra to garnish)
1 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice — juice of 1 lemon (adjust to your tastes)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
Lightly spray pan/skillet with a light coating of cooking oil spray and heat over medium-high heat. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and Parmesan cheese. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in the flour mixture; shake off excess and set aside.
Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 teaspoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter has melted and pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side and cooked through and no longer pink (about 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer onto a warm plate.
Add the garlic to the oil in the pan (spray with a light coating of oil if needed) and fry until fragrant (about 1 minute). Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the broth and milk (or cream). Bring the sauce to a boil; season with salt and pepper to your taste; add in the Parmesan cheese and capers and allow sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes until thicker. (If the sauce is too runny for your liking, add the cornstarch/water mixture into the center of the pan and mix through fast to combine into the sauce. It will begin to thicken immediately).
Pour in the lemon juice, allow to simmer for a further minute to combine. Add the chicken back into the pan to serve, or serve over steamed vegetables, zucchini noodles or cooked pasta with the sauce. Top with extra capers to garnish, lemon slices and parsley.