Citrus Loaf

The sweet/tangy glaze drizzled over this citrus loaf adds the perfect touch!

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1 medium lemon – zest and juice

1 medium orange – zest and juice

2 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter

3 eggs

1/2 cup milk

Grate 1 tbsp peel from lemon, and squeeze 1 tbsp juice – set aside

Grate 1 tbsp peel from orange, and squeeze 5 tbsp juice – set aside – separately from lemon juice

In large bowl combine dry ingredients, then cut butter in, stir in lemon and orange zest.

In separate bowl beat eggs, milk and 4 tbsp orange juice.

Stir liquid into flour just until mixed, do not over mix.

Turn into greased and floured 9×5 inch loaf pan.  (I like to use parchment paper so it is easy to lift out)

Bake 1 hour, at 350 degrees – cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.

Once you take the loaf out of the oven, combine the remaining  1 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp orange juice and 2 tbsp sugar in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and allow to gently boil until reduced slightly and thickened.  Once loaf has cooled a bit, drizzle glaze over top.  

Try to resist cutting the loaf until it has cooled quite a bit ….

 

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