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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbit~When Life Gives You Lemons...

...make lemonade.

Or in this case, make Lemon Tea Bread.

Hello? Hello? Is anyone out there? I have been absent for so long, I am not sure anyone is still with me?

"When life gives you lemons..." I think I have been given enough lemons lately to make lemonade, lemon bread, lemon meringue pie, lemon chicken, lemon sorbet, lemon tart for the entire blogging world.

Wow. I am back now and so happy to be. I have missed you all and need to know any new and exciting information asap! I look forward to catching up with everyone and hopefully getting back on a normal and happy routine. I have been thinking of you all!

For Tuesday's Tidbit, doesn't this Lemon Tea Bread look oh so yummy? The recipe is pretty easy too!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons lemon rind, divided
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

To Prepare:
1. Beat softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
2. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed just until blended, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon rind. Spoon batter into greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loafpan.
3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes.
4.Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
Stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spoon evenly over top of bread, letting excess drip down sides.
5. Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; sprinkle on top of bread.

Have a great day!

{thanks to Southern Living for the picture and recipe. yum!}


  1. welcome home! I have missed ya! :)

  2. Where have you been??? I've missed you! Hope all is okay.

  3. Hey lady! Is everything OK? You've been gone so long, and I never heard from you when you were in Charleston! I missed you, and I hope everything is OK!


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