Lemon Poke Loaf

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Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 55-60 minutes

Ingredients:

Lemon Loaf

  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup milk (2%, etc.) or almond milk!
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 lemon rinds, grated (I used a microplane)

Glaze

  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with butter and then coat butter/all inward sides with sugar.
  3. In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugar with paddle attachment on a low speed.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until creamy.
  5. Blend in milk and vanilla extract/paste.
  6. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and lemon rind.
  7. Pour into batter with stand mixer on a low speed.
  8. Scrape into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.
  10. Make glaze: Combine lemon juice and sugar in saucepan and stir and heat until sugar is dissolved.
  11. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove to rack and while still hot, poke with a meat thermometer all over the top of the loaf, and spoon glaze evenly over.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

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