This recipe is one of my all time favorites but honey is not on the original list of ingredients. I’ve worked to get the right proportions as I needed honey to be included, not only because I knew it would work and taste fantastic, but I wanted to share the recipe with you. While it is a delicious bread without honey, adding honey creates an even more moist and luscious bread. It delivers a crisp citrus tang along with a gooey sweetness from the honey. The killer is the lemon glaze that is poured over the hot bread. It soaks into the bread making an extremely moist crumb and crisps up around the edges adding that crunch I love so much . It’s sweet bread perfection!
Lemon & Honey Bread With Lemon Glaze
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup mild honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
Grated rind of two lemons
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
Cream butter, sugar and eggs together. Beat in honey. Add milk and stir in dry ingredients and lemon rind. Stir until well blended. Bake in a loaf pan at 350* for 45 minutes.
Mix juice of 1 lemon with 1/2 cup sugar and spoon over loaf while hot.
Cool a bit before slicing.