Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coffee Break!

Welcome again to this week's Coffee Break. Today's feature is Lemon Loaf Bread.

Here's a quick loaf recipe that is a great alternative from the chocolate-rich sweets during the holidays. The sweet & sour flavor really gets your attention and it's sure to be gobbled up in no time.

Here's what you need...

5 tbsp. shortening
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
Grated rind of one lemon
1+ 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk

Juice from one lemon
1/3 cup sugar

In a medium mixing bowl beat together shortening, sugar, eggs and lemon rind.

In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to sugar mixture and beat well.

Pour in milk and stir in at medium speed (otherwise it will splash all over).

Pour into a greased bread pan and bake at 350F for the first ten minutes. Then reduce heat to 300F for an additional 50 minutes. Loaf is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let loaf cool for a few minutes and then turn onto serving plate. While still hot pour juice of lemon and sugar mixture over the top and let drizzle down over the sides. This is great served after the juice has had time to soak in.

Mine's in the oven now and when it's done I'll post the photo! Cheers,