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Lemon Bread Recipe
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Lemon Bread Recipe

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I often bake this sunshiny-sweet bread when company's due. It has a pound cake-like texture. —Kathy Scott, Lingle, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 171 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice and peel. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Combine glaze ingredients. Remove bread from pan; immediately drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Lemon Bread in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 171 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Bread

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Love this recipe. I have also made it with oranges instead of lemon. Just as yummy."

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Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"OMG!!!!This quickbread was just bursting with lemon flavor. I didn't change a thing nor would I. Bravo. In fact I'm going to use the glaze for some sugar cookies with sprinkles I think they will be delicious."

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"The lemon taste was great. Not too stronge."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"AMAZING!! My family enjoys lemon so we LOVE this recipe! Truly a quick bread, the longest part is grating the lemon peel!!:) Making these for Christmas gifts this year for my grandmother and great grandmother along with a hand-knitted dishcloth! I'm sure it will be a big hit!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"Wonderful recipe and easy!! I followed this exactly, but did add a bit of lemon zest to the glaze, and also put the glaze over it while it was still warm. Very good!!!"

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