Lemon Bread

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
2 loaves
1 hr

I originally found this recipe years ago in a cookbook I picked up at a yard sale. I've made a few adjustments to it over the years, but it is still one of my favorite go-to recipes whenever I need my lemon fix! The original recipe is for one regular loaf of bread, but I often change that up by making two 'mini' loaves. That way we can have one with our morning coffee and freeze the other one for another day. I also made a change to how I glaze the bread sometimes too! Either way, you'll get that 'extra' tart and sweet flavor that makes this bread such a treat!

Recipe details
  • 2  loaves
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar **SEE NOTES FOR GLAZE INSTRUCTIONS
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
Add milk alternately with flour mixture.
Stir in lemon zest.
Pour batter into two greased 4x8x2 bread pans. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.
Remove bread from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing the loaves from the pans.
Place on a rack to cool completely before drizzling with glaze.
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  • Katherine Wright Katherine Wright on Jan 26, 2021

    Is that small amount of lemon zest enough to make it very tangy? I will make this, just hoping it’s lemony enough. 😊

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    • Katherine Wright Katherine Wright on Jan 27, 2021

      Ok, thank you very much ! I don’t have a tree, lucky you, but I always use fresh lemons!

  • Looks delicious! And an easy recipe to boot. Would be good with blueberries and thyme in it too. And easy to customize as well. Thanks for a great recipe, love anything lemon. And if the mood strikes, when I can get fresh peaches, I cut up and add. Lemon and peaches are really refreshing in summer.