Monday, November 28, 2011

-- Dare to... Eat Cookies --

It feels like I keep making little adjustments to the Dare to DIY Challenge and this week - Dare to Eat Cookies isn't any exception.  Fortunately, Kim is a pretty nice person and I think she will still accept my contribution :)

At our house we are making a concerted effort to cut way back on the snacks - which definitely includes cookies.  However, Christmas isn't Christmas without Lemon Bread so we made the choice to forego cookies and indulge in our Lemon Bread instead.

With a sweet, tangy and crunchy glaze on top this bread is just perfect.  Here's the recipe which has been passed down through both of our families for a few generations...

Glazed Lemon Bread
 - 1/2 cup shortening
 - 1 cup sugar
 - 2 eggs
 - 1/2 cup milk
 - 1 1/2 cup flour
 - 1 tsp baking powder
 - grated rind of 1 lemon

Mix and place in a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degree for 45 to 60 minutes depending on your pan.

When cooked remove from oven and drizzle immediately (while in hot pan) with the following mixture:
 - juice of 1 lemon
 - 1/4 cup sugar

** I made this batch with multigrain flour and Lucas reported that it tasted "funny"  I'd agree and say it was definitely heavier than usual but it still had a great flavor.

If you want to check out a similar Christmas treats... check out what I posted earlier this fall: Homemade Peppermint Patties or one of the Dare to... Eat Cookies challenges from last year: here and here.

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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Now this sounds tasty! And refreshing. Thanks for linking up this week. I'll take any of our modifications, if they look this delicious. ;)

Keri said...

This lemon bread does look really delicious!

Brandy @ Home Sweet Here said...

This looks super delicious! thanks so much for sharing! YUM!!

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

This looks delicious! Do you think it would work as muffins too?

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I'm generally not a huge lemon fan, but I do think I would like this lemon bread! I am a fan of any baked sweet bread. :)

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