Lemon Loaf

Lemon will always be a favorite citrus to bake and cook with. The acidity gives a bright, vibrant flavor, and this lemon loaf is absolutely necessary to make. Deliciously fluffy and moist, you'll have to fight the urge to eat the entire thing in one sitting.

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • ½ cup milk (4fl oz)
  • ½ cup sugar (100g)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Zest of lemon
  • 2 tbsp and 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 216g pastry flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º and line a loaf pan with parchment.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add in the banana, milk, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice and whisk until combined. Set aside
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and just a pinch of salt.
  • Taking the dry ingredients, alternate pouring the flour into the wet mixture and whisking together, in order to prevent over-mixing the batter (which will cause a gummy texture).
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake at 350° for 60m.
  • Take out and place on a counter to let cool for 15 minutes, take out and let finish cooling on a rack for 20 minutes.