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Lemon Loaf

 

Lemon Loaf
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium lemon
  2. 2 1/4 cups flour
  3. 1 1/2 t baking powder
  4. 3/4 t salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups plus 2 T sugar
  6. 3/4 cup butter
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 3/4 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. Grate 1 T lemon peel and squeeze 4 1/2 t lemon juice.
  3. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  4. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in lemon peel.
  6. In small bowl beat eggs slightly; stir in milk.
  7. Stir egg mixture into flour mixturejust until flour is moisened; spoon evenly into pan.
  8. Bake 1 hour and 15 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  10. In 1-quart saucepan over medium high heat, heat lemon juice and 2 T sugar to boiling.
  11. Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  12. With pastry brush, brush sugar mixture evenly over top of bread.
  13. Finish cooling bread on wire rack.
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