Lemon Bread

Lately, I have been all about lemons!  It is such a perfect flavor to enjoy anytime of the year; however, the bright flavor and sunny color is extra special to enjoy during these long winter months to remind us of spring and summer.

This bread is simply amazing.  The flavor is so bright and tangy, and having a slice with breakfast is the perfect way to start the day!  I must say, this recipe is also incredibly easy to make.  So, for all of you out there who have never tried baking before, this would be the perfect recipe to try and impress your family or friends with!  

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Lemon Bread
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Ingredients:
For the Bread:
1 cup Sugar
5 tablespoons Butter, at room temperature
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cup Flour
Finely Grated Lemon Zest from 3 Lemons
1 teaspoon Baking Powder

For the Glaze:
Lemon Juice from 1 1/2 Lemons
1/2 cup Sugar

Directions:
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the sugar and the butter, and cream together until well mixed, approximately 2 minutes. Add in the eggs and milk and mix on medium speed until well combined. Add in all of dry ingredients, and on medium speed beat until smooth. Add in the lemon zest and mix on slow speed just until the lemon zest is evenly distributed.

Grease the bottom and sides of a bread pan. Pour the batter into the greased bread pan, and bake for 45 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees.

To make the glaze, stir the lemon juice and sugar together until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once the bread is completely baked and you have removed it from the oven, spoon the glaze over the baked bread immediately. Leave the bread in the bread pan, on a wire rack, until it is completely cooled.

Source: slightly adapted from Things That Make You Say: “Mmmmm”.

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