I don't know about you, but I love practically anything that is sweet and was made with lemon. It's a weakness of mine.. Yuuumm!
This is now a favored dessert in my family now. I've made it twice already, once with lime and then with lemon, they both turned out delicious! I had to make sure everyone didn't eat the other loaf before I could photograph it! After I was done doing that, it was nothing but crumbs in about, hmm, 10 minutes. ~sigh~ usually how it goes in this family of mine. ;)
Anyway, on to the recipe:
*Remember to use fresh lemon ingredients such as the juice, and not the concentrated stuff at the store*
Glazed Lemon Loaf
Preheat Oven: 350°F
1 2/3 cups of self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, (softened)
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
In a mixing bowl, whisk flour and salt together, set aside.
In a standing mixer / a hand mixer, beat butter and sugars till blended well, about 1-2 minutes Add eggs, beating them in one at a time, then add lemon juice and vanilla.
Add flour mixture alternating with milk, beat until combined. Add rind and stir in with a spoon.
In two small, greased loaf pans, divide batter equally. Place in oven for 45-50 minutes, or until edges and top are lightly browned and tooth pick inserted in the center comes clean. Cool in pans for 5-10 minutes, make sure to run a spatula down the sides before taking them out. Put on cooling racks and pour the glaze over the loaves and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes.
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
powdered sugar, (I put however much till its the consistency I want, just don't put too much where it taste like the sugar itself)
*If you don't like grapefruit, leave that part out.*