Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lemon Yogurt Bread

This is a wonderfully moist Lemon Bread recipe that comes from Ina Garten, "The Barefoot Contessa". It actually tastes more like a pound cake because its so dense. It has 2 glazes that go on it, but I only did the first step... I ran out of fresh lemons and figured it didn't need the powdered sugar topping anyway. It was really delicious! The yogurt really brings out the moisture in the bread. I was able to make 1 large loaf and 1 medium size loaf with this recipe.

Lemon Yogurt Bread

1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. kosher Salt
1 Cup Plain Whole-Milk Yogurt
1 1/3 Cups Sugar, divided
3 Large Eggs
2 tsp. Grated Lemon Zest
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 TBSP Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice


1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Grease and flour a large loaf pan.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, & vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a spatula, fold vegetable oil into the batter, making sure its all incorporated.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

4. While bread is baking, make the first glaze by cooking 1/3 cup lemon juice & remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

5. When the bread is done, allow it to cool for about 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack. Place a large plate underneath wire rack, and pour glaze over bread while still warm {you can poke a few holes in it with a toothpick}.

6. For the 2nd glaze, mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice together and pour over cake. Let cool before eating.


  1. Yummy very good. Moist and delicious

  2. MMM, I love lemon!! I'm going to make this!!

  3. Please come and make this for us!

  4. I think greg may have eaten the entire medium size loaf himself! :)

  5. Can't wait to try this one---it sounds so lemony-good.

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