Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lemon Loaf

**Before you try this recipe (well actually, don't try THIS one) - go here**

My mother in law makes this and it is one of my favorite loaves. I have tried this several times and it just never turns out the way hers does. So I've decided to just give her the glory and have her do it :)

1 1/2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 Cup butter
1 1/4 Cup sugar (add gradually)
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 Cup milk
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

*Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Cream butter and add sugar gradually, with 2 Tbsp of lemon juice. Add eggs and 1/3 of flour mixture, 1/2 of the milk, 1/3 flour mixture, and last 1/2 of milk, and last of flour mixture - mixing thoroughly between each addition. Spoon in finely chopped ginger.
Pour into loaf pan and cook at 350 for 35-40 minutes for small and 1 1/4 hours for large.

3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
*Spoon 1/2 of glaze over hot loaf and then again when cool*



  1. what is lemon 'loaf'? like a bread? like banana bread or like a meal like meatloaf?
    clueless in edmonton....

  2. Well it's a loaf like banana bread...but don't try this for my post tomorrow - deception! LOL