Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meyer Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze

Meyer Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze

This is moist light 'bread' with subtle hints of Meyer lemon.  The bread is very tender and more like a tea cake than a bread.  It is wonderful in the morning with vanilla yogurt and berries on the side or with a hot cup of tea in the afternoon.

Makes 8-10 servings

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup milk minus 2 tbls.
2 tbls. lemon juice
Zest from two Meyer lemons

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp corn syrup
Juice from one lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×15-inch loaf pan. I do this by spraying the pan with Pam spray and then dusting with flour.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Zest lemons into the flour mixture and set aside.

In a larger bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and eggs until it’s light and fluffy. I add the egggs one at a time and mix between additions. Add milk and flour mixture; start with the 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 milk etc. until completely mixed. Add the 2 tbls. of lemon juice.

Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes (rotating pan half-way through bake time for even browning), OR until a toothpick or tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Prepare the glaze by mixing together the lemon juice, corn syrup and confectioner’s sugar. Remove bread from pan and poke holes on top of the bread with a toothpick or skewer. Drizzle glaze over the warm bread. Or simply sprinkle confectioners sugar over the warm cake.

Meyer Lemon Bread with Confectioner's Sugar

Store leftovers in a cool place, covered in plastic wrap.



  1. Meyer lemons are one of my favorite ingredients. The flavor is so mild and totally makes a lemon dish something special. This does indeed sound like it would be fabulous alongside a cup of tea!

  2. Thanks Jen. It is also good toasted for breakfast with a touch of whipped cream cheese.