Warm weather and summer have arrived! I love this glazed lemon bread recipe and think it’s perfect for those lazy Saturday mornings in the summer. It’s perfect for taking to neighbors or as a hostess gift too. Lemon is such a refreshing flavor which makes it perfect for a delightful breakfast treat. Or enjoy it any time of day because who doesn’t love a little afternoon snack? Right?
TIP: You can also make this recipe in mini muffin or regular muffin sized tins as well for perfect individual portions too! Or try making it in a bundt pan (or mini bundt pan)!
Glazed Lemon Bread Recipe
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons (packed) grated lemon peel
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Stir flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add grated lemon peel. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to batter and stir. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake until tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and rest of fresh lemon juice in small heavy saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Transfer lemon bread to rack. Gradually spoon lemon glaze over hot bread, adding more as glaze is absorbed. Cool lemon bread completely in pan on rack. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Turn bread out onto rack. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature.)