This Easy Lemon Loaf is perfectly tangy and bursting with fresh lemon flavour!
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When we first moved to Calgary as newlyweds, we lucked out and met some great neighbours, Jason and Allyson, who quickly became good friends for the short time they lived here. Over 10 years later we still keep in touch, and are crossing our fingers to be neighbours again one day! Anyway, I remember one day Allyson brought over a newly baked and warm lemon loaf that was so delicious that I had to have the recipe! Of course I did. The cake was light, sweet and perfectly lemony.
Now I make this lemon loaf every year in January or February, which coincides with when my in-laws would bring back a box of citrus fruit for us from Arizona. With so many fresh lemons to use, this loaf recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a mid winter pick me up.
I actually prefer this loaf after it has sat for a day, and the fresh lemon/sugar mix has had a chance to soak into the bread. It just gets more flavourful and moist the longer you let it rest…but no longer than a day because there’s a fine line between when a loaf is moist, then all of a sudden it’s dry. So moral of the story, let it sit overnight and enjoy it the next day. This loaf really is good so you’ll probably finish it in one sitting anyway.
This time of year a lemon loaf is a nice little ray of much needed sunshine. Enjoy it with a cup of tea and your family or friends!
Have a delicious day!