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Glazed Lemon Bread

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Glazed Lemon Bread is a delicious sweet tangy bread that is great for breakfast or served with tea as an afternoon treat. It is moist and easy to make anytime!

sliced glazed lemon bread next to a slice of lemon

It was one of those days, one of those days when I felt like I needed something sweet and homemade in my life, but I did not want to make a big fuss. I just wanted something that I could make with my hand mixer, a bowl, and items that I currently have in my pantry.

So I pulled out the new cookbook that I purchased years ago at Barnes & Noble on sale, Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh by Barbara Fairchild. It has 1100 recipes which if I used this book alone would be more than enough to keep me busy cooking all year.

It is always great when you stumble upon a simple recipe that not only incorporates fresh ingredients, but also items that you already have in your kitchen. No additional trips required to the store due to missing something is always a good thing. canThis recipe makes a sweet bread that almost reminds me of a lighter version pound cake.

What ingredients are needed for this glazed lemon bread recipe?

ingredients for glazed lemon bread on marble counter

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Baking powder
  3. Salt
  4. Granulated sugar
  5. Butter
  6. Eggs
  7. Lemon, juice and zest
  8. Milk

How to make lemon bread:

Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.

dry ingredients in white mixing bowl with spoon

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, blend together the 1 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time followed by mixing in the lemon zest.

ingredients for glazed lemon bread in a mixing bowl

Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture followed by the milk until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven until a cake tester comes out clean, about 40 minutes to 1 hour.

uncooked lemon bread mixture in loaf pan before baking

Allow the bread to cool in the pan on a rack. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar and the lemon juice. Place in the microwave and allow it to heat up enough to dissolve the sugar into the lemon juice. Stir together and pierce the top of the bread all over with a skewer or the handle of a wooden spoon and spoon the lemon glaze over the bread while it is still warm.

baked glazed lemon bread in loaf pan on cooling rack

Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing to serving. Store the lemon bread in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days.

slices of glazed lemon bread

overhead view glazed lemon bread with knife and napkin

Glazed Lemon Bread

Glazed Lemon Bread is a delicious sweet tangy bread that is great for breakfast or served with tea as an afternoon treat. It is moist and easy to make anytime!
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 371kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purposeĀ flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, blend together the 1 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time followed by mixing in the lemon zest.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly add the flour mixture followed by the milk until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven until a cake tester comes out clean, about 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan on a rack.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar and the lemon juice.
  • Place in the microwave and allow it to heat up enough to dissolve the sugar into the lemon juice. Stir together to make sure combined.
  • While the bread is still in the pan, pierce the top of the bread all over with a skewer or the handle of a wooden spoon and carefully spoon the lemon glaze over the bread while it is still warm.
  • Allow the bread to cool completely before removing it from the pan and slicing to serving. Store the lemon bread in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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hand holding piece of glazed lemon bread

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Durand Worthey
    April 19, 2020 at 12:52 AM

    4 stars
    This looks really good and I do have a thing for lemon. This would be great for a light snack with my herbal tea. Thanks!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      April 21, 2020 at 10:46 AM

      Thank you so much!

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