Classic lemon loaf

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

16 slices

* PLUS Baking Time: 55 minutes
Classic lemon loaf

This sugary-glazed quick bread is a handy standby, cherished for being anything you want it to be: a breakfast bite, a packed snack, even an after-dinner treat.


Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×5-in. loaf pan. Stir flour with baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Stir in lemon zest. Beat butter in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat for 2 min. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk. Fold in flour mixture just until combined. Don’t overmix. Pour into loaf pan and smooth top.
  • Bake in centre of oven until golden and cake tester inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean, 55 to 65 min. Don’t worry if the tops of your loaf cracks: Because it sets before batter has fully risen, it will split as it bakes. Transfer pan to a rack. Cool loaf in pan 10 min.
  • Stir icing sugar with lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Brush glaze overtop warm loaf, letting glaze run down the sides. Let cool completely in pan.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 177,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 103 mg.