recipe ~ lemon loaf bread

{{ lemon loaf bread  }}

This recipe is a favorite at our house, but I only make it on special occasions. 

I made 2 loaves this past weekend.  One loaf because I wanted to share a little something with my girlfriend’s { who were celebrating birthday’s }, and the other loaf for my husband ~ it’s his favorite. 

It’s very lemony, very tasty and very easy to make.  Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

[ LOAF  ]

½ cup { 1 stick } unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs { room temperature }
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
grated lemon zest  { outer yellow skin — about 1 tablespoon }
½ cup milk

[ Lemon Glaze ]

Juice of one lemon
1/8 to1/4 cup sugar, depending on the amount of lemon juice


Preheat over to 350—degrees.

Grease the bottom and sides of a loaf pan { 9 x 5 x 3-inch }

In a large bowl, cream the butter.   Then, add sugar and eggs, beat well.

In another bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder together.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.  Stir in lemon rind.

Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake in 350-degree oven for about 40 minutes.

To prepare lemon glaze:  while the bread is baking, combine lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan, stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

As soon as you take bread out of the oven, place it on a wire rack.  Poke holes in the top of the bread with a toothpick, then pour the glaze over top of hot bread.

Let bread stand in pan on a wire rack until completely cooled, about 30 minutes.

Carefully turn out on wire rack, right side up.


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2 thoughts on “recipe ~ lemon loaf bread

  1. Melts in your mouth delicious! !!!!

  2. If you have fresh blueberries, try adding 1/2 – 1 cup in the mix… yummy!

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