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Key Lime Bread Recipe

Key Lime Bread Recipe

“I first tasted this deliciously different bread at a friend's house, and she graciously shared the recipe with me,” says Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. “It's so easy to make and absolutely yummy!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Key lime juice

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in lime peel, juice and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in walnuts.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • 3. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough lime juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 173 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.