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Lemon Bread Recipe

Lemon Bread

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"A moist lemon bread, good for afternoon tea."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening, 1 cup sugar, and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add milk alternately with flour mixture in two parts; mix well. Stir in grated lemon rind and nuts. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix together 1/2 cup sugar and the juice of one lemon to make a glaze. Remove bread from pan. Pour glaze over warm bread.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2003

This is the best lemon bread I've ever made, my dad loves it. Especially when I add poppy seeds which realy complement the sweet-tangy lemon flavor. I add a little to the batter, and a little to the glaze and it's really delicious. I've found that the bread takes less time in my oven, about 45 minutes, but everyone's oven is different. When you think its ready then it probably is, (if you know what your doing :-) otherwise it won't be as moist as it should be.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2013

It came out dry and hard

Oct 07, 2009

Like other reviewers suggested, I added more lemon juice (2/3rds of a cup) and increased the flour by 2 tbsp. Very lemony flavour and a very dense, moist bread, I did have to bake mine longer though. I skipped the glaze too. One small detail that is missing in the directions...it does not say WHEN to add the lemon juice, I added it after I creamed the shortening/sugar and eggs and BEFORE the adding the milk, otherwise that much lemon juice would have curdled the milk instantly. Good recipe and thanks for providing it!

Apr 13, 2006

This is great as a dessert! I usually use butter instead of shortening, a tablespoon of lemon zest and I make the glaze by combining lemon juice with powdered sugar. It is perfect with tea.

Dec 04, 2003

This bread has a lovely pound cake texture. I poked holes in it before pouring the glaze over. Sir the glaze ingredients very well before using but don't skip using it. It makes the bread what it is.

Jun 05, 2003

I have discovered that it is quite difficult to find a good lemon loaf recipe. This one, however, is one of the best out there! The nuts are an interesting addition.

Mar 13, 2007

Soooooo good! I think I have made this 6 times since I found the recipe! Everyone loves it, and my husband is requesting it again today. I bake it in 3 mini loaf pans. I also microwave the lemon juice to melt all the sugar before pouring the glaze on top. Yum!

Apr 11, 2003

Produces wonderfully moist lemon bread! Increase the amount of lemon rind for a very tart treat!


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  • Calories
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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