Lemon Bread

This is one of those breads you just can't resist slicing into for your afternoon tea. Light, lemony perfection all wrapped up in one loaf. The glaze is a final touch and nothing more is needed. Another plus: I make this in small loaves, wrap them up and take them as gifts for holidays, hostesses or under-the-weather friends. It always brings raves. 

Lemon Bread

From An Italian In My Kitchen

1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (zest from 1 lemon)
4½ teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 medium lemon)
2¼ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups + 2 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup butter softened
3 eggs
¾ cup milk 


Preheat oven to 350° and butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with dry bread crumbs and knock out the excess.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1¼ cups sugar, add the softened butter and with a pastry blender blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the lemon peel.
In a small bowl beat the eggs lightly with a fork add milk and mix until combined, then pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
Add the batter to your loaf pan and bake for 1 - 1¼ hours (or until tooth pick comes out clean). Cool then move to a wire rack.

For the glaze:
In a small pan add 4½ teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, over medium heat stirring constantly bring to a boil until thickened. With a pastry brush, brush syrup over the top of the bread. 


  1. This looks delicious. I have all the ingredients. It is sleeting outside. Thanks for the recipe!!


  2. It looks delicious! Perfect with a cup of tea.



  3. Mildly sweet and tangy...perfect for the afternoon tea, Barbara.

  4. I love a little bite even w/ tea or coffee..comfort.I don't need much..just a bite:)
    Happy New year Barbara:)

  5. Look delicious Barbara ! I love all with lemon!!!

  6. I love citrus flavor in baking!I wish to you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year full of sweet and savory delicacies!

  7. A late Christmas greeting and also wishing you & family a HAPPY NEW YEAR. May many more good things coming your way. ((hugs))
    Blessings, Kristy

  8. i certainly wouldn't mind receiving a small loaf of this lovely bread!

  9. Love this bread. Happy New Year Barbara!

  10. Happy New Year Barbara! Lemon Bread sounds perfect for this time of year:)

  11. Happy New Year dear Barbara and wishing you good health, happiness and prosperity for 2016.
    Thank you for your friendship and all the fabulous recipes you share with us.

  12. I love lemon and this bread sounds perfect with a cup of tea. Wishing you all the best in this new year.



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