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Lemon Yogurt Loaf Recipe

Lemon Yogurt Loaf Recipe

"This delicate tea bread is perfect for a light summer dessert or Sunday treats table, "promises Angela Biggin from her home in Lyons, Illinois. "The combination of tart lemon, tangy apricots and sweet icing is simply wonderful."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons lemon yogurt, divided
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, quartered
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups self-rising flour

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine 3/4 cup yogurt and apricots; cover and process until smooth. In a bowl, cream the butter and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat in the eggs, lemon peel and yogurt mixture; mix well. Add flour just until combined. Spoon into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  • 2. Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine the remaining yogurt and confectioners' sugar; drizzle over loaf. Yield: 1 loaf.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 164 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.