Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

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12
10 min.
prep
80 min.
total
10 servings (one 8 x 4-inch loaf)

This lemony fresh, delicious quick bread was inspired by one of our own Very Best Bakers, Brenda Washburn of Enid, Oklahoma. Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread is perfect anytime of the day and may be used as a dessert or snack! The Lemon Syrup can be made while the bread is baking, making this an easy-to-bake treat that is sure to be a favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon - reserve lemon for later use)
  • LEMON SYRUP (recipe follows)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 8 x 4-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs, evaporated milk, oil and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.


BAKE
for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Using the skewer, poke numerous holes in the hot bread, piercing all the way to the bottom. Slowly drizzle the hot Lemon Syrup over the bread (Syrup will soak into the bread). Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of bread. Remove bread to wire rack to cool completely.

LEMON SYRUP:
COMBINE
1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon) in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and a light syrup is formed.

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Lemon Bread

I made this for a gathering we had where I live. It was such a huge success, many asked for the recipe.

- Norma McCrary from Washington, IN

old fashioned lemon bread

i made this for the office brunch and everyone loved it!!!! i keep getting repeated offers to make it no matter the occasion!!!!

- GEETA JAIPAUL from Greenacres, FL

Tasty and Easy!

I made this to give as a hostess gift. I did leave off the syrup though (it sounded way too sweet for a bread). It was very delicious and had just the right lemon flavor. The best part was it was so easy to make and a welcome homemade gift!

- NICOLE F from

Best Cake Ever

This is the best ever. man what a cake to bake for a family.

- Joyce Walker from Hillsboro, TX

Old fashion lemon bread

Easy, served with sugared lemon slices and curd-impressivily delicious

- Roberta O'Key from Tucson, AZ

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 180mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 42g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 27g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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