Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lemon Bread

Update: Read my next post before embarking on any making of this lemon bread.....

My Mom was an excellent cook and entertaining was one of her favorite things in the world to do. She would often make this lemon bread in batches of ten or so small loaves and give them to neighbors. And to my husband Mark. It was their little tradition, her way of saying I love you. She loved that it was between the two of them and would never give me the recipe.

She's been gone almost three years and today would have been her birthday. Her recipe box is now mine and yes there was the lemon bread recipe, among other family treasures. It wasn't until this year that I was finally ready to make it.



Mae's Lemon Bread ( 2 loaves)

1 c shortening
2 c. sugar
4 eggs slightly beaten
2 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c milk

cream the shortening and sugar
add the eggs
mix dry ingredients
alternate adding flour and milk

Bake at 350 for one hour

mix 1/2 c of sugar with lemon juice, pour over the top when cooled


I added some lemon zest to the batter, I think it was a good addition, but I guess Mark will be the ultimate judge. It's whats for dessert tonight. I'll let you know.

Happy Birthday Mom, I Love you!

6 comments:

Gabri said...

I wish you good memories! And a tasty lemon bread.

You added lemon zest to the recipe. But in the original recipe for the lemon bread is no lemon?

Gabri said...

I wish you good memories! And a tasty lemon bread.

You added lemon zest to the recipe. But in the original recipe for the lemon bread is no lemon?

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pixiloo said...

Marcia, I think it's great that your mom made the bread for your husband. What a wonderful "thing" to show him that he was part of the family. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I know she's there with you. The recipe sounds great and I can't wait to try it.

Holly said...

Marcia,

Is there no lemon in the batter except the zest you mentioned? Also, how much lemon juice in the glaze?

Thank you!

Jamie Lubin said...

June marks the 5th year anniversary of my Dads passing and I am happy to say that there are still so many things that I have trouble doing without him.....little by little I find the strength to do them. Isn't it wonderful to have had that love in your life and so many wonderful traditions. I'm wishing your mom a happy birthday too. And hope that you and your family had a happy Easter!