Saturday, January 3, 2009

Grandma's Lemon Bread

yields 1 8" loaf or 2-3 mini loaves

6 T. butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 T. lemon juice
2 t. freshly grated lemon zest
1 1/2 c. flour (scant)
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 . milk
1/2 c. chopped walnuts, optional

3 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add lemon juice & zest.

Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk (flour first and last). Stir just until combined.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.

Stir lemon juice and sugar together until dissolved. Pour glaze over bread while still warm from the oven. Wait 1-2 days before cutting. Freezes well.


Lee said...

Hi Michelle,
I tried your mom's mom's bread. Over Christmas Susan gave me an incredible loaf of your grandmother's cinnamon bread. Well I did it and it didn't taste like Susan's. It wasn't as soft and pillowy. What did I do wrong. The recipe didn't have that much info so I winged alot of it. Would it be okay to write a bit more detail. I desperately want to do it right. Also hope it's okay I'm a follower. I'm a friend of your mom's and worked with her over Christmas. Also met your aunt Denise. I have a blog too feel free to follow it. Thanks. Lee

Elisabeth said...

Oh wow! I am so glad I found your site! I used the recipe for the Lemon bread but I substituted the lemon with oranges. It is a hit with my family! Thank you so much for taking the time to share these recipes.