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Glazed Lemon Loaf

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  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 20 mins
  • Makes10 servings
Glazed Lemon Loaf

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

This easy-to-make classic lemon loaf recipe is perfect to whip up when company's coming.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp lemon zest

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 2/3 cup canola oil

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, strained

Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, strained

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 350F and spray a 9 × 5-in. loaf pan with oil.

  • BATTER: Rub sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl with hands to release the natural oil. Whisk in flour, baking powder and salt.

  • WHISK eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Stir in lemon juice. Pour into pan and bake until a tester inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 70 min.

  • GLAZE Whisk icing sugar and lemon juice in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Reserve ¼ cup of the glaze. Stir 1 tbsp water into remaining glaze and microwave for 30 sec until warm. Brush over hot loaf. Allow loaf to cool for 10 min in pan. Remove to a rack. Brush with reserved glaze and let cool completely.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 447, Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 67g, Fat 18g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 239mg.
Excellent source of folate.

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