I’m a sucker for baked goods in general, but I love homemade breads and scones! This lemon bread is so flavorful and the glaze is amazing.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
- 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (1 cup for bread and 1/2 cup for glaze)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 3 teaspoons packed grated lemon peel
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (1 tablespoon for batter and the rest for glaze)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 inch loaf pan. Stir flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add grated lemon peel. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to batter and stir. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake until tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean, about an hour. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and rest of fresh lemon juice in small heavy saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Transfer lemon bread in pan to rack. Gradually spoon lemon glaze over hot bread, adding more as glaze is absorbed. Cool lemon bread completely in pan on rack.
Source: Eagle Informer Magazine