Monday, April 4, 2011

Lemon Strawberry Bread


Did I tell you that I love lemon and I love strawberries? Oh Yah!  This is the perfect bread to eat them both at the same time.  There is lots of lemon flavor with the juice and zest of a lemon, and to top it off,  you pour a lemon glaze over the bread hot out of the oven.Oh Lemon!  Add a cup of chopped strawberries,and strawberry Greek yogurt, and it's pure heaven, comfort food.. As I type, I'm munching on a piece with my morning coffee, so moist, bursting with flavor..  I love making "quick " breads for the fact that they are quick, and so versatile. You can also mix up the fruits, nuts and spices to get your own creation,  Besides being quick, they taste so good. Now go in the kitchen, and whip up a quick bread!  Happy Monday!

Here is  the recipe::

Lemon Strawberry Bread-Adapted from King Arthur Flours
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup) sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk or yogurt- I used Greek Yogurt
 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze
juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup (sugar
For the bread: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar till thoroughly combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix the buttermilk or yogurt with the lemon juice and lemon jest, and set aside. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture. Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven, and poke it all over with a cake tester, or meat fork. 

For the glaze: Five minutes before the bread is done, whisk together the glaze ingredients, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and while the cake is hot drizzle it gradually with the glaze, Set the bread aside, and let it cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove it from the pan, and allow it to cool completely before slicing.

25 comments:

  1. I have this one bookmarked right now! You know I love anything with lemons. Oh, and I am so excited about that glaze!! We will be in strawberry picking season very soon and I like to have a few recipes at my disposal when I start looking for stuff to make. You know this would probably be a good bread to use for strawberry shortcake too!

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  2. Brandie- That bread would make a good bread to make strawberry shortcake. I didn't think of that. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Love it!!! You know I'm in a bit of a lemon obsession right now and this fits the bill. Hadn't thought to add strawberries, but why not? A perfect combo. Nicely done Becky!!

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  4. We are on the same page about lemon;) Here we need to grab any little bit of sunshine, even if it is from sunny lemons:)

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  5. I've never tried the combination but your description is mouthwatering and sounds like a winner. I want a slice, please :) Quick breads (muffins included) are really the only desserts I make. Going to bookmark this, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great idea mixing the 2 in a cake. Amazing. Just one complaint: you get to much on this while writing it. Why don't we get a piece while reading at the same time?

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  7. Becky, lemon and strawberries sound like a wonderful combination and your bread looks incredibly moist! Thank you for sharing :o)

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  8. All of your comments make me happy:)

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  9. I can just see how drool worthy this one is by looking at it! lovely recipe!

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  10. Wow, this looks delicious! I made a lemon bread on Saturday, but i never thought to try putting strawberries in it, yum!

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  11. Claudia- Thank you for the comments.
    Natasha- You should try it with strawberries, so good, tart and sweet at the same time.

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  12. Oh my YUM! This sounds so great Becky! I am a huge lover of lemons and strawberries. They are meant for eachother! : )

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  13. What a delightful bread - the combination of lemon and strawberries must be fantastic!

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  14. Holly- Thanks for stopping by my blog. i love strawberries and lemons, too;) Hope to see you again.

    Natasha-Lemons and strawberries are a great pairing!

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  15. Oh, this looks so moist and delicious! What a lovely breakfast :)

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  16. Becky, Your Bread looks very yummy. I will try it out on my family very soon. Strawberries and lemons are awesome together Maureen

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  17. Maureen,
    Thanks for stopping by. You should try it. I'll talk to you soon.

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  18. Thanks!!! The glaze looks pretty simple. i may actually try it :-)

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  19. i see this moist bread in my oven soon. I have some raspberries waiting to be used.
    Thanks for sharing Becky

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  20. oh my goodness.....
    that piece of dessert breadcake + a huge dallop of yogurt & strawberries = HEAVEN !!!

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  21. This is amazing! I am pinning it and will make it soon! It looks so spring-y and inviting! Yum! ♥- K

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  22. i love lemon and strawberries, too!!!
    this recipes looks fabb!!!

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  23. How many strawberries? When do you add them? Please don't ignore this request...I am poised and ready to make this, NOW!

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    1. I know it's kind of late, but although the recipe ingredients didn't include it, the description above the recipe says to add "a cup of chopped strawberries" and some strawberry greek yogurt (amount for that is given in recipe.)

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