Lemon Bread

With my boys heading back to school, I thought it would be a nice treat (and of course incentive to get them out of bed) to bake this Lemon Bread.  I ran across this recipe in my “A Decade of Cooking – The Costco Way” cookbook – do you have any of these?  Costco typically hands out a new cookbook the day after Thanksgiving each year and they are great! 
My boys are huge fans of lemon cakes and breads – I couldn’t resist – and they LOVED it.  
Lemon Bread
Makes 1 loaf
Recipe courtesy of “A Decade of Cooking – The Costco Way”
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (recipe suggests this or poppy seeds, I chose walnuts)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until light and fluffy, Add milk alternating with the flour mixture in 2 parts; mix well.  Stir in grated lemon peel and walnuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Mix together lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar to make a glaze.  Remove the bread from the pan.  Pour the glaze over the warm bread (poking holes in the bread first will make it absorb more of the glaze). 
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