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Lemon Loaf


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (opt.)


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Cream shortening and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift dry ingredients together. Add 1/3 to egg mixture followed by 1/3 of milk; beat well. Repeat twice more. Fold in lemon and rind and nuts. Spoon into loaf pan and bake 45-55 minutes until loaf springs back when lightly touched. Spoon glaze evenly over hot loaf as soon as removed from oven. Cool and remove from pan.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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