BUTTERMILK LEMON BREAD

Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon!

Buttermilk Lemon Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon! I could honestly eat a slice of this Lemon Buttermilk Bread every morning. I love the bright flavor and the sweet, tangy lemon glaze balances out the bread perfectly. Have it for breakfast, for lunch, give it as a gift- whatever you make it for, just be sure to SAVE this recipe!

My Buttermilk Lemon Bread sank in the middle? What did I do wrong?

This happens to me occasionally too and it’s often because I’ve over mixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. I never use a stand or handheld mixer to make quick bread. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only half full each time. As always, make sure your leavening ingredients- baking soda and baking powder- aren’t too old. Baking soda should only be on your shelf for 6-9 months before purchasing new. I purchase it in bulk (I bake a lot!) and refrigerate or freeze it to help it last longer. Know too that sometimes, quick bread just sinks a bit in the middle. I’ve learned to love the artisan, home-baked bread look this yields. It’s fine!

How do I know when my lemon quick bread is done baking?

Cooking bread can be somewhat tricky! I used to use the toothpick trick- where you insert a toothpick into the middle of the bread and see if it pulls out clean. Only problem is, oftentimes I’d bake a loaf of bread and have it close to being fully cooked, but still not quite cooked and yet the toothpick will pull out clean. So I began using a different method. I take the temperature of the bread using a digital food thermometer. If it’s a bread recipe that uses milk, or in this case buttermilk, it needs to cook to 200 degrees F. I take the temperature using a digital meat thermometer– it works great and I get perfectly baked bread each time.

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What type of bread pan is the best for quick bread?

I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are either aluminized steel or ceramic. Both types of pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking. I’ve used glass pans in the past and it seems like my bread sinks too often when using them, so I stopped. I also don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so it’s easier to burn.

How do I keep my quick bread from sticking to the pan?

You can spray with an oil non-stick spray or line the bread pan with parchment paper. What I prefer to do is to use a non-stick spray that’s specifically for baked goods. It has a combination of oil and flour and literally, each time I use it, my bread falls easily right out of the pan.

Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon!Lemon Buttermilk Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 heaping TBSP lemon zest
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour in wet ingredients- buttermilk, egg, butter and lemon zest and juice.
  3. Stir until ingredients are mixed well.
  4. Transfer bread batter to prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until bread is lightly browned and internal temp registers 190 degrees F. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes. Overturn bread from pan and cool fully.
  5. Whisk together glaze, adjusting amount of powdered sugar until desired consistently is reached. Spoon over top of bread. Let glaze set, then slice bread and serve.

recipe adapted from The Kitchn.

How to make Buttermilk Lemon Bread

Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon!

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Lemon Buttermilk Bread

Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon!

Course Quick Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 heaping TBSP lemon zest
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour in wet ingredients- buttermilk, egg, butter and lemon zest and juice.
  3. Stir until ingredients are mixed well.
  4. Transfer bread batter to prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until bread is lightly browned and internal temp registers 190 degrees F. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes. Overturn bread from pan and cool fully.
  5. Whisk together glaze, adjusting amount of powdered sugar until desired consistently is reached. Spoon over top of bread. Let glaze set, then slice bread and serve.

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