Monday, February 2, 2015

Old-fashioned Lemon Bread

Old-fashioned Lemon Bread

This one's for you Chika!
It's one of my all time favorites and makes a great gift. While it's hot from the oven you poke it all over with a skewer and drizzle with a sweet lemon glaze.

Old-fashioned Lemon Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teas. finely grated lemon peel

Preheat oven to 350º. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl beat eggs, than beat in  milk, oil and lemon peel.  Add liquid mixture to flour and stir just until blended. pour batter into a greased and flour-dusted loaf pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a pick inserted comes out clean. (bake at 325º for glass pan)
While baking prepare glaze:
Lemon Glaze
4 1/2 Tbls. lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar

In a small pot cook sugar and lemon juice, stirring, until dissolved.

When bread finishes baking and while hot, use a skewer to poke holes all the way to the bottom. Drizzle the hot glaze over the top to soak into the bread.  Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. 

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