Mom’s Lemon Bread

This was my favourite dessert by my mother. I am now gluten and dairy free so I can’t eat it any more. I wanted to share it so that the recipe doesn’t die on my bookshelf.

Lemon Bread

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Bread, Dessert, Lemon


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of one lemon or orange
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon or orange


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until it is creamy.
  • Add the eggs and mix until eggs are incorporated.
  • Add the lemon zest and beat again.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and stir well to combine.
  • Pour about ½ cup flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture in the stand mixer and mix until it is incorporated.
  • Add a few tablespoons of the milk and mix.
  • Keep alternating between the flour mixture and the milk until they are used up, scraping down the sides of bowl occasionally to make sure the batter is well mixed.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into centre of the loaf comes out clean.


  • Meantime, in a small bowl, mix the sugar and lemon juice and set aside while the lemon bread bakes.
  • Pour glaze evenly over the cooked lemon bread as soon as you take it out of the oven.

Photo by Stacy via Flickr