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Delicious Lemon Loaf With Lemon Glaze and Fresh Berries

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

I used fresh raspberries and blackberries to decorate my lemon loaf.

I used fresh raspberries and blackberries to decorate my lemon loaf.

Delicious and Moist Lemon Loaf Bread

Happy New Year!

For a fresh start this year, I made a loaf of delicious and lemony bread. I love the citrusy and tangy flavor of fresh lemon—it's just so bright and clean. Traditionally, people make lemon bread for summertime. However, I want to start a New Year with something fresh and citrusy!

This glazed lemon bread reminds me of a pound cake because the texture is dense but moist. It has the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors. The best part of the loaf not just the flavor but the beautiful presentation! I decided to decorate the loaf to make it colorful and pleasing to the eye.

Enjoy this loaf with a cup of coffee or tea. I hope you and your family will enjoy this treat as much as we do!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 3 lemons, make sure wash lemons before zesting
  • 1/2 cup half and half or 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup oil or 1/2 cup melted butter (I used light olive oil)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • A pinch salt

For the lemon glaze:

  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

For the garnish:

  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh raspberries

Note: Be sure to let the loaf cool completely before drizzling the lemon glaze on top.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a loaf baking pan with parchment or baking paper; then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and the lemon zest. Use a whisk to combine evenly.
  3. Combine the eggs into the mixture and continue mixing.
  4. Add the half-and-half, vanilla extract, and oil into the mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. In a medium bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Mix to combine.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  8. Bake the bread for 1 hour or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Place the bread on a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before glazing and decorating.
  10. For the lemon glaze: In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Use a whisk to mix until becomes a smooth paste.
  11. Pour the lemon glaze on top of the bread. Let the glaze set for 30 to 45 minutes before cutting. If you opt to decorate the loaf, you can put some fresh raspberries and blackberries on top right after you glaze the bread.
  12. Slice the bread and serve with a cup of coffee or tea.
Voila, beautifully decorated and delicious lemon loaf. It's my way of celebrating the New Year!

Voila, beautifully decorated and delicious lemon loaf. It's my way of celebrating the New Year!

© 2021 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on January 10, 2021:

I'm so happy reading your comment, Kyriaki, especially when you telling me the Nutella star bread was tasty! I bet your Nutella star bread looks pretty.

The lemon bread is definitely one of the easiest baked goods that I have made so far. I like the fact that I don't need to use a mixer to mix the ingredients. You can leave out the fresh berries decoration, but, they make the bread looks so pretty and scrumptious!

Kyriaki Chatzi on January 09, 2021:

OMG, Liza!! This loaf bread looks downright delicious!! I love the way you decorated it. It looks so good!

Also, the recipe seems pretty simple, so I'll definitely give it a try next week.

I took a shot on your Nutella star bread a couple of days ago, and I gotta say: It was absolutely phenomenal! It tasted awesome. Honestly, the tutorial photos helped me a lot!

Looking forward to more of your recipes!!

Liza (author) from USA on January 09, 2021:

My husband has asking me to make another one this week. One time I made a loaf for his co-workers. They loved it so much. Although I prefer to bake this bread during summer, I think it's perfect for winter too :)

Sp Greaney from Ireland on January 08, 2021:

This came out great. Its seems like such a simple recipe to follow too. Anything flavoured with lemon also tastes delicious to.

Liza (author) from USA on January 08, 2021:

Hi Chrish, you're welcome. Yes, the recipe is so simple and easy to make. I hope it turn out well for you! Serve it to your family as well.

Liza (author) from USA on January 08, 2021:

Absolutely! I don't think I get tired of making and eating this lemon loaf bread. Thanks Peggy.

Liza (author) from USA on January 08, 2021:

Yes, me too! I love how citrus-y is this loaf lemon bread. The lemon glaze gives the best sweetness balance to the bread. Thanks Flourish!

Liza (author) from USA on January 08, 2021:

Thank you, Osman.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on January 08, 2021:

It looks so delicious!!!!! And it sounds so simple.... I hope my first try will be successful haha

Thank you a lot for the recipe

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 07, 2021:

This recipe sounds delicous. Thanks for sharing it with us!

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 07, 2021:

I like the tartness of lemons. This sounds good!

Osman Ghazi on January 07, 2021:

I know it's very Delicious