I love the bright citrus flavour of this loaf. Easy to make, and easier to eat!
This loaf takes little more than 10 minutes to put together, and while it is baking the citrus aroma is fantastic.
- 1 medium lemon
- 1 medium orange
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 cup butter (I use salted for baking)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grate 1 tbsp peel from lemon and squeeze 1 tbsp juice, set aside.
Grate 1 tbsp orange peel and squeeze 5 tbsp juice, set aside.
In large bowl cut softened butter into flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup sugar. Stir in peel. In small bowl beat eggs, milk and4 tbsp orange juice lightly. Stir into flour mixture just until flour is moist. Do not over mix!
Spoon into greased and lightly floured loaf pan, baking for 1 hour. Test, and when you tester comes out clean, remove from oven and allow to rest 10 minutes in loaf pan before removing.
In saucepan, heat lemon juice, 1 tbsp orange juice and 2 tbsp sugar until boiling. Cool, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Brush over loaf once it has cooled off a bit, but not cold.