Best Homemade Lemon Bread, a delicious moist, Lemon Loaf Recipe. Made with fresh lemons and a simple lemon glaze. The perfect snack, dessert or even Breakfast Bread.
Lemon Bread. I love lemons. I love the smell of lemons, I love the taste of lemons, anything lemon is fine by me.
When I was a kid there was a lemon cologne we used to wear, I loved it, just wish I could find it again. This Easy Lemon Bread Recipe is a simple, easy and really good loaf that tastes so yummy.
It doesn’t even need a heavy icing because the light lemon syrup is the perfect finish. I can say I have been making this bread for over 20 years. In my opinion it is the Best Lemon Bread Recipe Ever. Every time I make this recipe I get asked for it, Lemon Loaf is one of my sister-in-law’s favourites.
I usually make two and take one to her, she tells me it sure doesn’t last long in their house. I can assure you it doesn’t last long in mine either.
Best Homemade Lemon Bread is perfect as a breakfast bread or even with afternoon tea. It is so easy to make, no need for beaters, it is very much like making muffins. All you need is a pastry blender (I usually use a fork) and a fork or wooden spoon for mixing.
That delicious lemony glaze is the perfect addition to this loaf, no need for any kind of icing and the tangy sweet taste is just what you need. You know it and I know it. Just remember it’s Christmas, so eat now and worry about it later.
Best Homemade Lemon Bread
I think that is why I always adored Scarlet O’Hara, she had the right attitude, “Tomorrow is another day”. Enjoy!
A delicious Lemony Sweet bread with a simple glaze.
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel zest from 1 lemon
- 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 medium lemon) 22 ml
- 2 1/4 cups flour 270 grams
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 7 1/2 grams
- 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 grams
- 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar 276 grams
- 3/4 cup butter softened 170 grams
- 3 eggs (large)
- 3/4 cup milk I used 2%) 177 ml
Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius), grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 1/4 cups sugar, add the softened butter and with a pastry blender blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the lemon peel.
In a small bowl add eggs and beat lightly with a fork add milk and mix until combined, then pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
In prepared loaf pan add the batter and bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours (or until tooth pick comes out clean). Cool then move to a wire rack.
In a small pot add 4 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, over medium heat stirring constantly bring to a boil until thickened. With a pastry brush, brush syrup over the top of the bread. Enjoy!
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