Decided I needed a distraction a few weekends back so I went a little bake crazy. I made two banana breads and two lemon loaves. I’ll just say Mr. Canuck and my co-workers were happy to get free food.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you the lemon loaf recipe since I had always shared the banana bread recipe. So, here it is!

Prep time: 15 minutes     Cook time: 50-60 minutes

Ingredients:

Dry:

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 cups flour (white or brown)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoons baking powder

Wet:

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Glaze:

Juice half a lemon and mix with 1/4 cup sugar.

Instructions:

Cream shortening; beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, beating well; stir in rind. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together. Blend in dry ingredients with the wet ingredients while added the milk slowly. Mix everything well.

Bake in a greased loaf pan in an oven at 350F or 176C for 50-60 minutes.

Remove from oven. Spread glaze over top immediately. Let cool for ten minutes and then remove from pan to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!