Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread Made With Watkins Pure Lemon Extract

This lemony bread is the perfect dessert for spring!

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup (5 fl. oz. can) evaporated milk
1/3 cup Watkins Grapeseed Oil or canola oil
1 teaspoon Watkins Lemon Extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (reserve lemon for later use)
Lemon Syrup (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 8 x 4-inch baking pan.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs, evaporated milk, oil, lemon extract, and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Using the skewer, poke numerous holes in the hot bread, piercing all the way to the bottom. Slowly drizzle the hot Lemon Syrup over the bread (Syrup will soak into the bread). Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of bread. Remove bread to wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Syrup
Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon) in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and a light syrup is formed. Pour over Lemon Bread.