Friday, 8 April 2016

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf


i did it.  
it only took me 3, okay maybe 4 months.
but the copycat starbucks lemon loaf that i promised my best friend, has finally been baked and glazed in all it's glory.

B is the only other person i know that adores lemon loaf like i do.  it takes like springtime & smells heavenly, so why it took me so long....no clue.

in any fact.  it's done.  my house smells amazing.  and now i just have to try not to eat it before she gets here.
xo.



Lemon Loaf

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (99g) pkg lemon instant pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon extract
zest of 1 lemon

glaze:
2 cups confectioners sugar
4 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract

method:
preheat oven to 350F.  spray 9x5-inch baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside
in large mixing bowl whisk together flour, instant pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  set aside.
in the bowl of a large electric mixer beat together the eggs and sugar.  add in the yogurt, butter, lemon juice, lemon extract and lemon zest.  mixing to combine.  
fold in flour mixture until just combined.
bake for approximately 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a baking rack to cool completely.

to make glaze:  whisk together all ingredients until combined.  pour over cooled loaf.  allow glaze to harden before slicing.

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