Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lemon Breakfast Bread

Eating this moist lemony bread is like eating a little slice of sunshine. The key to it's bright flavor is to use freshly squeezed lemon juice-don't skimp on this. Those lucky enough to start their morning with this bread will thank you.

1 1/2 C. Flour
2 t. Baking powder
1/2 t. Salt
1 C. Plain Yogurt (not lowfat)
1 1/3 C. Sugar, divided
3 Eggs
2 t. Grated Lemon zest (About 2 lemons)
1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
1/3 C. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

For the glaze:
1 C. Confectioners' Sugar
2 T. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

Method:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla.

2. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

4. Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

5. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

6. For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.


Mo said...

Must you taunt me with your fresh-from-the-oven goodness?

Linda said...

Okay, this definitely leaves the dry English Muffin sitting next to me looking even more forlorn than when I started!

Callie Ann said...

You are such a Tease! Dangit

Jess said...

sounds delish but I'm not to keen on lemon. hhhmmmm may have to keep in my blog.

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Sandee (Comedy +) said...

This sounds so good. I ♥ anything lemon. Have a great weekend. :)