Tangy Lemon Bread with a Light Glaze

A few dipped and few drizzled with glaze

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5 stars from 3 ratings of Tangy Lemon Bread with a light glaze

Lemons are on of my favorite citrus fruits. It may sound silly but just the sight of one makes me smile. And when one is cut open, the room is suddenlty filled with the refreshing feel and smell of springtime even if there are inches of snow on the ground.

This lovely fruit is so versatile that it can be used to enchance savory dishes and give that unexpected tang to a cookie or bread. Experimenting with it will often yield new and surprising dishes to serve to your family.

The aroma swirling in your kitchen when you are preparing these fresh, juicy lemons is intoxicating and causes your senses and causes your salivary glands to get ready for something divine.

Lemon Cake Pie

Lemon cake pie is a totally different dessert that is as tasty with the last bite as it is with the first.http://pstraubie48.hubpages.com/hub/lemon-cake-pie-with-lemon-graham-cracker-crust

A Little Tang & and a Little Sweet..what a Comination

The lemon bread loaf and just-a-bite lemon breads will hit the spot. This bread has a lovely, tender texture with a slight crisp outer layer. It is not too sweet which is a refreshing change from many fruit breads. The simple glaze that is added after they are baked and cooled adds a nice little taste of sweet without the overkill of too much sugar.

Please allow time to prepare this. It does take more time than some of the breads as the lemons must be squeezed, the sugar and lemon glaze simmer for a bit, and other preparations made. It is not a hurry-up bread. The plus is that it is delightful and it can be frozen. Allow to cool and place in freezer container or freezer bags and stash in the fridge for a day when company shows up unexpectedly or you wish to surpise your family with an extra special treat.

Easy, uncomplicated directions make this a treat you will often come back to ...make extra batches and freeze...make the glaze when you are ready to serve.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 2 loaves or 1 loaf and 12 just-a-bite breads
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 teapoons grated lemon peel
  • l teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups unbleached, unbromated flour
  • for glaze
  • 3-4 teaspoons 1-2 cups lemon juice
  • about 1/3 cup water

Just out of the Oven

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Small Holes so Glaze Can Dribble Inside

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease loaf pan. If you have a mini-bar pan as shown in photo, get it out to use; you can also make these as a muffin in a regular muffin pan. You need to adjust time for both the mini-bar pan and muffins.
  2. Mix 2 sticks softenend butter and sugar well with your mixer for about five minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together.
  5. Mix milk, lemon juice, and vanilla together.
  6. Add flour alternately with milk. Blend gently between additions.
  7. Scoop into loaf pan. If using the mini-bar pan for just-a-bite, scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter into each cup. Bake those for about 25 minutes. Bake the loaf for about 50 minutes.
  8. When cooled, poke holes with a skewer if desired. Drizzle glaze over all. Let dry. Try not to eat them all yourself.
  9. For the glaze; mix confecitoner's sugar and lemon juice and enough water to make a nice thin glaze. Mix well. Another way to make it is to: place l cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup water, and lemon juice in a saucepan and let cook till syrupy. Remove from heat and stir in confectioner's sugar.

Very Light Drizzle of Glaze

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice or 2 just-a-bites
Calories 200
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 30 g10%
Sugar 17 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Rtalloni...Yes, substituting is easy with this one.

the lemon flavor is just divine. I have had all kinds of pound cakes and this is one of my most favorites.

Hoping you can give it a try very soon.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

Ooooh, how lovely this lemon bread looks. Substituting the cow milk products will be easy and I'm looking forward to making this soon. Will try to come back and let you know how this works out. :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi rajan jolly

you know, I haven't looked at this recipe in a while. It is time to make them again. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek so I am reminded to mix up a batch for my family.

Sending Angels to you this morning. :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi rajan jolly

you know, I haven't looked at this recipe in a while. It is time to make them again. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek so I am reminded to mix up a batch for my family.

Sending Angels to you this morning. :) ps


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

These look very inviting and I really love these cute bite sized breads. Thanks for sharing this recipe; makes me want to go make it right away. Bookmarked, voted up and shared. Have a nice day.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Gypsy....I am admitted chocoholic...However these are a treat that I will take over chocolate any time. Tea with them is divine. It reminds me of when my Momma and Daddy and I would visit our English neighbors for tea when I was a young girl.

Thanks for stopping by.... sending Angels your way :) ps


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Gypsy....I am admitted chocoholic...However these are a treat that I will take over chocolate any time. Tea with them is divine. It reminds me of when my Momma and Daddy and I would visit our English neighbors for tea when I was a young girl.

Thanks for stopping by.... sending Angels your way :) ps


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

I have to try these! They would be lovely with a cup of tea. Thanks for sharing :)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Swope You will say yummmmmm if you try these. The delicate balance between tangy and sweet makes them perfection. I am making some this week to go in goodie baskets I will be giving to family....thanks for stopping by....I will be over to visit soon. :) ps


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Swope 4 years ago

yum!!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi savingkathy....It is a favorite of ours. We like it so much because the cake itself is not overly sweet and the lemony glaze gives it the balance of sweet and tangy to make a party in your mouth. I do hope you have a chance to give it a try. Sending Angels your way.:) ps


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi savingkathy....It is a favorite of ours. We like it so much because the cake itself is not overly sweet and the lemony glaze gives it the balance of sweet and tangy to make a party in your mouth. I do hope you have a chance to give it a try. Sending Angels your way.:) ps


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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This sounds delicious! I think I will have to add this to my list of holiday recipes to try. :)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Oh hi again, Thundermama...I wish they had a delicious button too as I would have been clicking away today. This little treat is just the right combination of sweet and tangy. I am working on trying to get my photos just right every time. It is a work in progress. Glad to see you stopping by again. ps


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Thundermama 4 years ago from Canada

When will they put a delicious button on here? These look fantastic. My husband is crazy about lemons, can't wait to give this recipe a whirl. Wonderful pics.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good evening, Eileen

These will become a favorite around your house for sure. The tang and the sweet complement each other nicely. So glad to see you stop by; I will be over to visit soon. ps


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Eileen Goodall 4 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

Oh these look delicious!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Debbie

Thank you for taking a peek at it. One reason my family likes it is that it is not too sweet. For those who do not want the glaze, it is just omitted. I hope you can give it a try. Glad to see you again. ps Happy Voting Week


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

This looks wonderful! I must try it soon.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good evening dob....

Thanks for stopping back on our first fall back evening. This is a tasty light lemony treat that you will like for sure. The glaze takes it up a notch...just a little dab of sweetness to complement the lemon. I hope you have a chance to try this. I will be over to visit soon.


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dobo700 4 years ago from Australia

This looks so nice, I really like lemon glaze :)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Dirt Farmer

Yes, the little pan is coming in handy. I am only glad I have friends and family close by I can give my baking gifts to as I would be having serious issues with all of these goodies around. I am not baking any more for a bit now....taking a short break...So glad to see you again this morning. ps


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States

See you're getting good use out of your new pan! This recipe looks great, the bread moist, tangy and delicious. Can't wait to try it!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good evening, Dear Faith

This has been quite an adventure. I have just posted my last submission in the 14 in 14 niche challenge...whew...and now I rest. These little lemon bars are yummy....not too sweet, just enough.

Thank you for your kind words, my sweet Friend in Christ. ps


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yummmmmmm I LOVE lemon anything, and these look just fabulous! You have been really baking up a storm. My mouth just waters every single time I read your great recipe hubs. Thanks for sharing the recipe and all of the mouth watering photos, making me so very hungry.

Very detailed and yummy hub!

Voted Way up

God bless you dear one. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good afternoon Eddy

I hope you get to try this out. It has become one of our favorites. I make a several and freeze the extras. It does freeze nicely. Glad to see you this afternoon. I will be over to visit soon. ps


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good afternoon Eddy

I hope you get to try this out. It has become one of our favorites. I make a several and freeze the extras. It does freeze nicely. Glad to see you this afternoon. I will be over to visit soon. ps


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

MM another for my recipe book. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

She will enjoy it. It is tender and light and just the right lemony flavor. I gave my daughter a loaf and the just-a-bites. She froze the little ones for a later time. She loves the lemon foods I prepare. You will like this for sure. Glad to see you this afternoon.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

hi prasetio...it has been a while since we have visited each other. I think your Mother will like this and you too. Maybe you can try out soon. Glad to see you again.... ps


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

This one will be prepared as my Mom loves all things citrus.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

It sound delicious. I am glad to share this hub with my mom. Thanks for writing. Yummy.....Voted up!

Prasetio


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Michele

This would be a nice project to share. Someone can grate the lemons and someone can squeeze them. Share the rest of the process. It is a lovely recipe and not one that you have to follow exactly. You can also make it your own by adding other flavors if you are not a big fan of lemon. The batter is actually a great base for many breads. Making this will take your hunger away. :) ps


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Michele

This would be a nice project to share. Someone can grate the lemons and someone can squeeze them. Share the rest of the process. It is a lovely recipe and not one that you have to follow exactly. You can also make it your own by adding other flavors if you are not a big fan of lemon. The batter is actually a great base for many breads. Making this will take your hunger away. :) ps


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

That looks yummy! You making me hungry! I am going to try to make it because my daughter has a 4 day weekend, and we can cook. She is trying to learn how to cook and this will be fun.

Voted up!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Joaniebaby

Thanks for stopping by. This really is a deliteful little bread. My daughter was so excited when I told her I was making it She is a huge fan of lemon anything. I hope you get to try it...I will be visiting soon. ps


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joaniebaby 4 years ago

Sounds soooooooooo good! Can't wait to try this recipe. Voted up and useful. Thanks ps for something so special for the holidays. Shared also.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Glimmer

Thanks for the shares and all. It is a fun thing to bake. Today was a bit crazy as I had several projects going and the baby doll grandboy helping me. But it all worked out well. This is a great little treat ...kicking off the holiday baking season is F U N. PS


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Peggy

O my...sorry to torture you guys ..a little bit sorry. I actually told Billy in another comment on another page, that I bought the pan I cooked the just-a-bites in so I could use it for a kind of padi-torture when I bake..:) Hope you can give it a try...yummie. Glad to see you again. :) ps


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Oh dear! I'm with Billy on this one! Ha! This tangy lemon bread looks and sounds so good!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Voted up and useful and I'll share so that others besides Billy and me can be tortured. :)


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

You've been hitting us with some great recipes. Lemon is one of my favorites! Pinned and shared. Yummy!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

LMHO..you are so funny These are so good even if I did make them. But the good news is you can have your sweet love make these for you and you can enjoy them too.

I sent all of them home including the loaf with my daughter. I cannot resist temptation when it is here.

And, if HP tells me to stop baking, I will, reluctantly.. :) Blessings to you and yours...ps


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

OMG....OMG....OMG!!!!!!! I want these now!!! I am considering writing to the HubPages management and demanding that you not be allowed to post anymore recipes. It is just not fair to me, PS! Here we are friends and you torture me so!

:) Great recipe! Have a wonderful weekend.

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