Everyday Meals

Zesty Lemon Loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4eggs
  • 2 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 loaf pans.

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  • Step 2

    Sift together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Cream together the butter and 2 cups sugar in a separate large bowl; beat in the eggs. Stir in the lemon zest and orange liqueur. Add the buttermilk. Add the flour mixture while whisking gently. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated ovens until a toothpick or small knife inserted in the crown comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Remove from pans and move to a cooling rack.

  • Step 4

    Whisk together the lemon juice and 3/4 cup sugar until the sugar dissolves. Gently drizzle the mixture over the hot loaves. Allow the loaves to cool completely before serving.

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