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Golden Lemon Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

1 loaf (16 slices)

This wonderful bread, made from my grandmother’s recipe, won Best of Show at the New Mexico State Fair. It’s so good! —Marjorie Rose, Albequerque, New Mexico
Golden Lemon Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  2. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack.
  3. Combine the glaze ingredients; immediately pour over warm bread. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 165 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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