I truly thought I would be sharing my front porch today all decked out for spring…but the weather has not cooperated so I found myself retreating to my kitchen. I am loving anything with lavender these days, so I found this Lavender Lemon Bread recipe that I thought you might like. I adapted it from Bon Appétit and it is amazingly fresh and sweet. Oh…and I had the best time zesting the lemon and putting this all together.
The smells of the lavender and lemon combined made the simple task of making this lavender lemon bread almost therapeutic. I entered the kitchen sort of worn out and grouchy, but when I was finished I felt accomplished and pleased. I know if you give this recipe a try, you will feel the same way. It’s easy and the end result is beautiful. I was able to get three small loaves from the recipe as it’s printed below. The next time I make this I will definitely double it. It took 4 large lemons to get the zest and juice that was needed.
Some quick bread recipes have a hard time getting done in the middle. That’s why I almost always make small loaves. This recipe baked perfectly. The outside was golden and the inside was moist yet not mushy. (There’s nothing worse than a loaf of bread that’s mush in the middle.) In my convection oven the loaves took exactly 35 minutes.
I packaged two of the loaves for my Dad…and the third one was gone in no time. This recipe would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for that hard-to-buy-for Mom who has everything. I know my mom would have loved it.
Thank you for stopping by and spending part of your day with me. I hope the sun is shining where you are…and if it’s not, I hope you can escape to your kitchen and bake some bread!
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