Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lemon bread

I like anything citrus, when I was a kid, I remember licking a slice of lemon, just love to sting my tongue! I bet, if u would have tried before, it makes u close automatically ur eyes and feel a tickling in ur ears! Have you tried?
In California, pretty much who ever has a yard or garden, plant a citrus tree. It is really glorious to see all the mandarin, orange and lemon blooming from Jan. Those orange fruits transform the whole tree orangey! For a small wind blowing, citrus are down in the pathway. None will care to pick them. Unfortunately, I don’t have much soil to plant one in my backyard. But, I am quiet enjoying every year, gardening in pots or in soil (small patch i have) for some veggies.

I got this recipe from Williams-Sonoma, muffins and quick breads; they said the recipe has a double dose of lemon! Could u imagine the tingling of flavor! I picked without hesitation, I knew it would not deceive in anyway! The bread has an excellent citrus flavor, u can substitute with anything citrus too!

My Modification: I usually modify the sugar level I did it here also. The original recipe calls for 1 cup I reduced to ¾ cup. I didn’t add nuts, my son eats nuts but he doesn’t like in cake. Ah weird kid! I omitted. But I will give the original recipe!



Lemon Bread
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Lemon bread



Ingredients:


All purpose flour: 1 ¼ cup
Baking Soda:1 tsp
Salt:1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter: 8 tbsp (1 stick) at room tempe
Sugar: 1 cup
Egg:2 eggs
Milk: ½ cup
Lemon zest: 1 tbsp
Pecan: ½ cup Chopped

For the lemon syrup:
Sugar:
1/4 cup
Lemon juice: 3 tbsp


Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan (1lb size).
In a bowl, mix, flour, baking soda, salt together.
With a electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter for 3 minutes. Add the egg one at the time and beat well.
Reduce the speed, add the flour mixture along with little milk and lemon zest and beat it. Scrap the side time to time, Finnish all the flour and milk.
Stir the pecans.
Spoon the batter in a grease loaf pan, bake 50 to 60 min. Mine took largely 60 minutes!
Test the center with a toothpick, it should come out clean.
Meanwhile, make the syrup, Combine the sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside. Stiring occasionally, Do not worry if the sugar doesn’t dissolve completely.

Remove the bread from the oven and transfer to the rack. Using a fork, gently poke the top in several place. Stir the syrup, then slowly brush or drizzle over the cake. Let it cool completely before slicing!

My son and me couldn’t wait the bread cooling, we cut it it, the bread collapsed and we fought together to dig the pieces! I waited the half should be cooled to take a picture!

The Lemon bread is for Mansi who is hosting BBD#18: Quick breads, originated by Zorra

89 comments:

Priya said...

Such a delicious lemon bread, i too love to pick a piece when the breads are still hot, Bread looks gorgeous..

Soma said...

The right kinda flavor I love. I like lemony orangy flavors! So refreshing!. Your bread looks so good, just like a picture I have in the food & wine book.. with that split on the top. beautiful.

Namratha said...

Ohh I love anything that has lemon in it, esp bread/cake, it tastes awesome! Yours is perfect.

sowmya said...

looks perfect..i love the tangy lemon taste too.. lov ethe way you have described the lemonytaste..too tempting to resist..

Divya Vikram said...

I too love citrus especially in bakes! Looks lovely!!

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..! The lemon syrup drizzle over the bread is cool..It must have been yum..:)The soft yellow color looks very appetizing dear..:)
Licking the lemon ..hehe..I knw..The tingling feeling is cool..:)

Vibaas said...

that looks perfect. i love citrus too :D

Pooja said...

Looking perfect and delicious cham...

Lavi said...

Lovely Bread Cham..just wanted to taste it..U r so craze over lemon!!

LG said...

Thanks Cham. This will be tried over the weekend with yogurt to replace lemon. Loved the bread..

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love that tangy citrus flavor, especially in desserts, I am drooling over that cake now, lovely with the lemon syrup yum :)

Nags said...

looks more like a pound cake, so yummy!

Ushanandini said...

Lovely lemon bread! Those colours light yellow and brown,and the split on the top, Oh ! it is perfect!

Vaishali said...

Just lovely, Cham. That bread looks incredibly tender and delicious.

Yasmeen said...

I too enjoy home made bread warm,and only when I need to click I wait or else I know it will not pop out of the pan neatly.Must try this lemony bread,lemons are in full bloom in markets here:)

Priti said...

Looks nice and soft....lemon flavor must be too gud..wonderful Cham :)

Arundathi said...

lovely bread! looks delicious and soft!

Rachel said...

I love anything citrusy and the loaf looks so tender...

Cynthia said...

This would be perfect with a cup of tea. I can smell the lemon!

aquadaze said...

oh it looks so soft and moist...awesome!

Sunshinemom said...

Your loaf looks so perfect!

Madhu said...

Love citrus falvored cake, looks super moist.

Deepa Hari said...

Bread looks perfect Cham...soft and fluffy...i too love citrus.

Rajee said...

So refreshing! Ya, you also remind me of my childhood memories that we played with our cousins pressing lemon zest to the eyes so that we can laugh and get burnt from the lemon. It was thrilling time of the year. I am sure that 1/4 cup of sugar is also enough becos u drizzle lemon syrup on top. I too tried willian sonama recipe. When u reduce sugar to 1/4, you may get refreshing from the smell of lemon. It would be great also to double the lemon zest.

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect and yummy

jayasree said...

Looks delicious..lovely color. I too like citrus flavor very much.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow the bread looks super delicious cham.

Make the Impossible...Possible said...

Cham,

Nice name..
A new comer to your blog...Haven't heard of lemon bread...Sounds interesting......Would like to taste it, though....Looks so soft and yummy too..Great pictures

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Kayal said...

Your Lemon bread looks so soft and spongy. Lovely

Curry Leaf said...

Tangy bread. The loaf looks so perfect.I too love citrus in baking,but I must add I too am not so fond of nuts in breads.I cam imagine the lemony fragrance permeated all around while baking this.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so soft and sure it would have been so flavorful one!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lemon syrup in bread....must have been sure yum! Looks soo yummy!

Happy cook said...

Wow wow wo the leamon bread looks so fluffy and so so delicious.
Wish i had a back garden with a leamon tree.

sra said...

This sounds delicious, Cham! I've baked a lot with orange zest, not so much with lime or lemon.

Madhumathi said...

Lovely bread!The crust has got a b'ful n even color..I love citrus flavored breads :)

Ann said...

Cham,It seems like am dying to grab a piece from there..You know I am always into something with a lemony flavour dear..Can guess the flavour dear..Thanks Cham !!

Trupti said...

wow bread looks delicious & perfect cham. Adding lemon in bread is nice idea. I love lemon in anything

DEESHA said...

I love citrus too esp oranges & I just love the flavor of lemon. this bread must have given such a fresh taste

Asha said...

Hahaha! I used to lick the lemons too with the face all scruched up! I still do sometimes when I use it for Chitranna! Lemon bread looks fab, moist too! :)

Manasi told me that she e mailed them too and she found few of Nupur's photos there as well at KK.

Ankita said...

Yum yum lemon bread looks delicious.A simple recipe too.I would love to have a bit of this warm bread.Will give it a try.

Pavani said...

Lovely looking lemon cake.. yours look nice and moist.

Laavanya said...

I love lemon flavour in breads and cakes too - so refreshing... Looks perfect Cham.

Ashwini said...

Wow that looks so soft and yummy..Just want to pick up that piece and have it..Love the lemon flavour..yummm

Sandeepa said...

My daughter loves lime/lemon like you, she will just suck on one

Your bread looks so good

Rajitha said...

the bread/cake looks so moist and delicious....and i love citrus..esp. oranges

Cilantro said...

I like lime or lemon...looks very delicious and soft. Nice click. This reminds me of the lemon bundt cake I made sometime back.

raaji said...

Cham the ingredients-list look pretty short and quite easy to make..I love to have the brown crust part...Bread's so temptingly moist....

Akal's Saappadu said...

lemon bread has come out good; i like the taste of lemons in the cakes too; never tried in breads;

I imagine the mother and the child fighting each other for the pieces , hahaha, nice complicity :)

Vani said...

My daughter loves to lick limes and lemons too! I ahve to hide them in opaque containers so I'll have some left for cooking! :)
The lemon bread sounds delicious, Cham!

Maya said...

I love anything citrusy too. Loved ur bread, looks perfect!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Great entry for the event. Bread looks so charming.

Archy said...

Wow, lemon bread looks so gud Cham !!

RupaMohan said...

Lemon bread looks so soft and delicious !!

AnuSriram said...

Lovely bread! Looks soft and fluffy!

Jayashree said...

I too love citrus flavours. Like the colour of the bread.

Alka said...

Bread sounds so refreshing(the prefix lemon, do the wonders to food isn't it),and it looks so very nice.

Aparna said...

The bread has risen so well and has alovely texture, Cham.
Citrusy sounds nice.

n33ma said...

Looks like a nice citrus-y happy cake !

Uma said...

I planted some lemon seeds in our new backyard 2 weeks back, but not sprouted yet!:(

Lemon bread looks like store-bought! Must have tasted great!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow bread looks soooooo soft and ican imagine the flavor so beautiful

Madhumathi said...

Hi Cham,
Made this lemon bread y'day.Its incredibly perfect.i will make this again and again.Loved it so much.Thanks ya!

Vanamala said...

wow looks so soft...lovely recipe

Adlak's tiny world said...

gorgeous breads.... lemon flavrd s new and will be refreshing one.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks too good.even i love citrus flavour a lot..

bee said...

yummy yummy, very buttery and may i have a slice?

meeso said...

This must really smell great while baking, too!!! Citrus also has the BEST smell :)

ARUNA said...

a very delicious lemon bread indeed!

Jamie said...

Cham, I am making this tomorrow. I am with you, I love lemon. Can't wait to try this!

A_and_N said...

I love lemon too! We bake this almost every other day thanks to A's baking obsession. :D

Yay for lemon bread!

Ramya Bala said...

lemon bread looks awesome...me too love flavor of lemon.... :)

Dibs said...

Love everything lime and lemony too! Your bread looks lovely!!

MR said...

this looks more like a cake
so soft and yummy

Shubha said...

wooooooooo Cham that looks so awesome dear...:D
A great entry for the DB...:)

phanitha said...

Lemon bread looks gorgeous..!!

Red Chillies said...

The bread looks graet. Beautiful color and great texture.

Sanghi said...

Looks yummmy... !

Aditi..............:) said...

That looks deliciously soft!!! :P

Meenal Mehta said...

hi Cham ...looks really delicious

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks yummy,moist and delicious. With a drizzle of the lemon glaze Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm it is heaven.:)

Homecooked said...

Wow Cham....bread looks so moist and delicious! I loved lemons as a kid too....now ofcourse I goes right to me head :)

Purva Desai said...

Looks lemony, fluffy and soft....nice click

Chitra said...

wow,thats a delicious lemon bread,looks yumm!!

Suparna said...

Hi Chaam,
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHow did I miss this post :(?? neways...better late than never :) Need I say anything cham...you've baked a heavenly bread! and now that's tempting me to try as well, am drooling actually keeping a bucket under my mouth ....LOL gosh! really drool worthy and of course try worthy! love the and simplicity in your writing :) God Bless!
TC

Arch said...

wow, sounds lovely, must try - never tried a citrus bread...and same with my son, doesnt like nuts in cake !! He takes it all out and then eats it separately - kids !!!

veggie belly said...

I used to lick tamarind as a kid just for the pucker effect!

Navita said...

love the idea of no yeast ....n m a citrus afficianado too...like u ...i still lick on lemons with a little rock salt. yum!

Seena said...

haven't tried much yet.. interesting with lemon flavour.. :)

Sophie said...

I love citrus flavored things too :). I also used to like sour things when I was little, this bread looks so moist!

Poornima Nair said...

Hi Cham...thats a beautiful bread...I just love lemon flavored good...that looks moist and awesome. You have a lovely blog.