Wednesday, January 12

Lemon marmalade bread

Photo from Taste of Home

I was trying to think of something to make with some of that lemon marmalade I have sitting in the fridge. Then I wondered ... could I made lemon bread with it?

I whipped out my Glazed Lemon Bread recipe, which isn't exactly like this one, but is very close:

Taste of Home's Lemon Bread

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup 2% milk

* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


* In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice and peel. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
* Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
* Combine glaze ingredients. Remove bread from pan; immediately drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

The only thing I changed was instead of lemon juice and zest in the bread, I just gouged out three large teaspoonfuls of lemon marmalade and dolloped them into the batter.

Instead of glaze on top of the hot bread, I warmed up some marmalade and spread that over the top. It was good, but a little bit of overkill, especially when you hit a chunk of lemon peel. I think it would have been better had I just stuck to the glaze.

I'd have posted a pic of my lemon bread, but I left it in the oven a bit long and it got a wee bit dark. So instead of black bread with a yellow center, I'm throwing in Taste of Home's, which is much prettier (and what mine should have looked like).

I'm loving marmalade more and more. It'll be especially wonderful in the summertime.


Patrice said...

Your bread sounds really yummy. I see from your sidebar that you read Cake Wrecks too. I know I can always get a laugh when I go there. I popped over from your precious mom's blog.
Have a good rest of the week!

Farm Girl said...

It looks yummy and I can't wait to taste it in person. The bread is very pretty. I bet your was too.

Meg said...

Hmm, I'm not typically a lemon fan, but that sounds pretty yummy.

And yes! I'll take a jar. :)


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