Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe

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Homemade Cordial Bread- have I piqued your interest?

Did the title pique your interest? You won’t be disappointed. Fair Warning: This recipe for Cordial Bread is HIGHLY addictive and will cause your waistband to expand. 

Homemade Cordial Bread

From my good friend Sam Crandall, he shares his family recipe with us.

This bread is so moist you’ll almost need a spoon to eat it! Perfect for any family gathering or special occasion. 

Our Cordial Bread recipe has been in the family for years with a few tweaks as ingredients became more readily available. 

Cordial Bread Ingredients 

    • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 3 C Flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
    • 3 Eggs
    • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
    • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 2 1/2 Cup Sugar
    • 1 1/3 Cup Oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp Almond Extract

Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe, piqued your interest? So good, it'll make your tongue slap your brains.

Cordial Bread Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°

    1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside
    2. Add all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl and mix well
    3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until smooth
    4. Divide batter into two greased loaf pans
    5. Bake at 350 ° for an hour

While the bread is baking, start your glaze.


Cordial Bread Glaze 

Glaze Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 Tbsp melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cordial (can use orange juice if you don’t use alcohol)

We used cherry and cranberry cordial but you can use any flavor in this recipe. 

Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe, so good it'll make your tongue wanna slap your brains!


  1. Mix all ingredients very well (we like to use the kids’ Ninja blender) 
  2. Pour half over each loaf while they’re still hot and in the loaf pans.
  3. Let set in loaf pans until the glaze is absorbed
  4. Slice and enjoy!

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Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe

About the author

Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe

Sam Crandall is a single father of two and owns and operates Northern Marsh Farms in Wisconsin. At Sam’s farm they focus on Large Black Hogs, Jacob Sheep, Myotonic (fainting) goats, Narragansett turkeys, and Buff Orpington chickens for meat, textiles, and breeding. 
You can visit Sam’s farm by clicking here   Or follow the Sam and Northern Marsh Farms on Facebook by clicking here 


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