Traditional Pagan Lemon Bread - Recipe for Ostara Feast
Best Homemade Lemon Bread, a delicious moist, Lemon Loaf Recipe. Made with fresh lemons and a simple lemon glaze. The perfect snack, dessert or even Breakfast Bread.
Prep Time20 minutes Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (zest from 1 lemon)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (285 grams)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt*
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (250 grams)
3/4 cup butter softened* (155 grams)
3 eggs (large)
3/4 cup milk I used 2%) (180 grams)
*If you use salted butter then use a pinch of salt.
4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 medium lemon)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius), grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 1/4 cups sugar, add the softened butter and with a pastry blender blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the lemon zest.
In a small bowl add eggs and beat 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.
In prepared loaf pan add the batter and bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours (or until toothpick comes out clean). Cool then move to a wire rack.
In a small pot add the 4 1/2 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. Enjoy!
Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.3mg