Lemon Tea Bread & Glaze

Friday, December 21st 2007, 10:48 am
By: News 9

1/3 cup butter melted1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp lemon extract
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tbsp grated lemon peel
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans

lemony glaze:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

Prepare lemony glaze and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and lemon extract until fluffy. Add eggs, beating until mixture is blended. Ina amedium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Pour 1/3 of flour into egg mixture. Add 1/3 of milk. Stir until blended. Continue adding flour and milk until all is blended. Do not overmix. Fold in lemon peel and pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake one hour at 325 degrees or until wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove bread from oven and immediately pour lemon glaze slowly over the top. Let stand 15-20 minutes. Turn onto rack to cool. Allow bread to reach room temperature before slicing. Cut into thin slices serve with butter,lemon curd or clotted cream. 

Debbie Black-Tea Party Expert