It’s supposed to be 50 degrees today, here in our neck of the woods!!!
Sadly, good ole’ Mother Nature is just teasing us.
Tomorrow it will be back in the ’30s.
But even though winter is far from over I have a little ‘spring’ in my step, thanks to a new recipe I found in one of my old cookbooks.
For those of you who have been following along for a while, you know how much I LOVE lemons!
There’s just something about those bright-yellow orbs that can add a bit of sunshine to even the gloomiest of winter days!
I LOVE to squeeze some in water, and my afternoon tea. Drizzle it over broiled fish, or add it to many savory dishes.
And don’t even get me started on all those sweet treats I adore! They simply wouldn’t be so scrumptiously delicious, if not for that bit of tartness that only lemon can provide.
But I have to tell you my latest lemon obsession has a little something to do with this moist and oh so YUMMY Lemon Bread!
Illa Mae-the sweet lady who shared the recipe referred to it as the Dayton’s version.
If you are not familiar with the Dayton Department stores, here are some fun facts.
Dayton’s was a huge department store chain in the midwest for many years. Its main store in Minneapolis was well known for being a destination for families to come to, where they could see entertainment shows and all of the fabulous displays-especially at Christmas time.
Dayton’s also helped establish Target (who doesn’t love Target?)! Unfortunately, that was also one of the reasons it later closed because it no longer could compete with the big box stores of today.
Old department stores like Dayton’s also had quaint little coffee shops on the main floor where you could take a break from shopping and enjoy one of their homemade baked goods.
Like this soft-moist-buttery bread, with just a hint of lemon.
And let’s not forget the sweet lemon glaze that you pour over the bread loaves the moment they come out of the oven.
The glaze gets all soaked up in the warm bread and makes it SUPER moist and even more lemony. But not overly lemony.
I think it’s just right!
But of course, I would!
I also love that this recipe makes 2 mini loaves. They are perfect for Sunday brunch or a grab and go breakfast or you can do like I do and make a few batches and freeze them for whenever you want a snack with your coffee or company drops by.
Here’s the recipe!
A SUPER moist breaded topped with a sweet lemony glaze.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp softened butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
Add milk alternately with flour mixture.
Stir in lemon zest.
Pour batter into two greased 4x8x2 bread pans.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and lemon juice for glaze. Warm over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
Remove bread from oven and immediately spoon glaze over top.
Let loaves cool completely before removing from pans.
What is your favorite way to use lemons? Clean, cook, bake- squeeze it into your a tea, or all of the above?
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