If you love lemon, try Blueberry Lemon Bread and Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies!
I am having the worst writer’s block recently. I have several recipes that I’ve made and photographed but I just can’t come up with anything to talk about.
My life is so boring right now, guys.
And yeah, I know my life of Pyrex-hunting, dog parking, and grocery shopping in Colorado Springs wasn’t exactly exciting but it was more exciting that my life right now.
We sold my husband’s car before the move and it’d make no sense to buy another one because hashtag deployment so we’re toughing it out. Which means I’m home all. the. time.
And uggggghhhh, I’m so bored.
Anyway, I’m gonna tell you the story of selling my husband’s car.
Also known as the day I almost killed my husband. Twice.
It took months to convince my husband we needed to sell his car. (Which is a total exaggeration because we only had 6 weeks to prepare for the move but whatevs.) He was convinced the Army would pay to have it shipped. And I was all, “Bro, I’ve been waiting for a referral from Tricare since October – the Army isn’t paying for anything they don’t absolutely have to.”
So literally 3 days before the movers came, he finally agreed.
Our neighbor told us to take it to Carmax (which I highly recommend – they were awesome) and after they looked at the car, made an offer, blah blah blah, my husband says, “I think I threw the registration out.”
Yeah, he cleaned the car out before we drove down there and threw EVERYTHING out. EVERYTHING.
So we drove the 30 minutes home, dug threw the trash (that was already at the street for pickup), found the registration and drove back.
And then he realized he didn’t have the title either.
So back home we went but he didn’t remember seeing the title in the car so we tore apart the house because at this point, I’m panicking. I didn’t know what we were going to do if we had to move this car with us.
Around this time I also realized that I’m a hoarder because while tearing apart my closet, I found prescription packaging from, like, 2006. And paystubs from earlier than that.
So he eventually found the title. In a bag that went to Afghanistan with him.
And then, 5 hours after starting this ordeal, we finally got rid of the dang car. And then got Chinese food as celebration of not having to take a 15 year old car with no a/c on a 2 day drive to Texas.
Anyway, Glazed Lemon Bread!
I finally remembered to buy baking powder and baking soda and all that! And this was delicious. In fact, I had a perfectly Paleo day yesterday and ruined it with a slice of this. Because I have no willpower.
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Glazed Lemon Bread
adapted from Glorious Treats
For the lemon cake
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest, from about 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1 lemon
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the lemon syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
To make the cake:
- Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9x5" loaf pan.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at at time, and beat until combined. Add zest, juice, sour cream, and vanilla and beat until everything is incorporated. Slowly add in flour and beat until just combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack with aluminum foil or paper towels underneath. Use a fork to poke holes in the loaf.
To make the syrup, heat lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until all the sugar is dissolve. Do not allow to boil. Brush the mixture over the top of the bread.
To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice until it reaches a drizzling consistency. Once the bread is completely cool, drizzle the glaze over top.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g
Kate @ Diethood says
Writer’s block is the worst with this job of ours! I get you girrrrl! Besides, moving to a whole new place has got to be so tough! I can’t imagine. ‘Tis why I live 2 minutes from my parents… 2 minutes from the same place where I grew up. hahaha
At least we can make delicious food, right?? :-D
Lemon loafs, cakes, breads… love ’em all! BUT that glaze… oh that glaze… I’d eat that first!
Michele H. says
Amanda-I just made the Glazed Lemon Bread – and it was delicious. Went shopping this morning and had to get the sour cream, although I had some vanilla yogurt in the fridge that I was tempted to use yesterday. The bread is moist and not too sweet-just right! Thank you!
Jamie | Jamie's Recipes says
The will power would have to be strong to resist a beautiful bread like that. Selling a car can be stressful enough not to mention scrambling to find the registration and title. Did the title go to Afghanistan too or was it just in the bag?
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
I have been having writers block too, and feel like I am saying a bit of the same thing in each post- arrghhh. Anywho this bread looks amazing, makes me think of Starbucks lemon pound cake which I love, so this recipe is a must for me to make!
Maegan @thebakermama says
There’s nothing boring about this bread! It looks absolutely amazing!
[email protected] says
Ha! I can totally relate! I am almost always home….with kids….and I swear I never have anything new to tell unless it’s about my kids. Boring for sure! Anyway…..this bread is NOT boring at all! And that’s all that matters!!!
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
errr so not paleo.
I’d have killed him!
I’m done with whole30 tomorrow so I am stuffing my face on friday with fun things. and then I bet i’ll be sick. but Whateves.
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
I love the lemon loaf at starbucks, so I know this will be a favorite. Just the looks look awesome! Sorry your bored, hehe. I have writers block too. I feel like I write the same stuff over and over. Oh well. It’s all about the food right? :)
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
I cannot imagine your life as boring! I can see why selling the car made sense; we only have one car between us but it works since I am a hermit :) This bread would definitely cheer up my day!
Amy @Very Culinary says
See, and you thought you didn’t have anything to talk about. Our husbands make sure that’s never the case! Also? I want all the lemon-y things!!!
jenn Peas and Crayons says
HE TOOK IT WHERE!? I swear half the stuff P had in AF never came back so luckily y’all had it! Omg! Also, I have crazy writer’s block, a mountain of recipes that will never see the light of day until I shake my WB and I’m borderline homeless in a month. Wahhh! Hold me. And feed me this bread kthx.
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
I adore the lemon bread from Starbucks, so I totally need this in my life!!! I would not be able to do any kind of Paleo diet ever…my willpower around food sucks!!!!
Courtney @ NeighborFood says
Oh man, I’ve had those days where you just can’t seem to get anything done. What was a supposed to be an hour errand turns into an ALL DAY affair. I’d say your husband is lucky to be alive after that. :) I am a total sucker for lemon bread, and this looks awesome! The glaze is totally what does it for me.
Paula Jones says
I could eat this cake/bread all day!!! Lemon rocks, great recipe Amanda!