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Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread, That Tastes Just Like Cake

 Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread from Food Network, tastes just like cake!

Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread, That Tastes Just Like Cake

I’ve been working my way through this booklet from Food Network called 50 Quick Breads, and today I made Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread. So far, I’ve made 5 of the 50 breads. My goal was to post about every one of them, on Momma Bear Life, but life happens too fast and I didn’t get a chance to. I posted the Pumpkin Quick Bread and today I’m posting the Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread.

I love quick breads. They seems rustic somehow. Like, ultra-homemade. Does that sound weird?

When I was a kid, my mom used to make banana bread all the time. I distinctly remember the smell of banana bread wafting through the house as it baked. The smell was almost amplified by the fact that my mom didn’t do much baking. Somehow because the smell was so different, it made it that much more comforting, and special. I also distinctly remember that there was something bitter about her banana bread, though I’m not sure what it was. It never tasted quite as good as it smelled, but it smelled so good that it honestly didn’t matter.

Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread, That Tastes Just Like Cake

This bread is more like a lemon cake than a bread, which is just fine with me. It’s moist and sweet, and probably a million calories, but it tastes so good I’ll run an extra mile this week to make up for it! Next time I make it I am going to try it with poppy seeds, I love lemon and poppy seed treats. Though, I don’t know if poppy seeds have a flavor, or if it’s just a textural thing.

Here is the recipe from Food Network, for Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of 1 lemon
1 stick softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk

juice of one lemon
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×5 loaf pan
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest, in a medium bowl
  3. Mix butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs, vanilla, and milk until well mixed
  4. Fold dry mixture into wet mixture until just mixed
  5. Pour the batter into a baking pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
  6. Let cool for 1 hour, remove the loaf from the pan, and let cool completely on a rack

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