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Lemon-Walnut Tea Bread

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 55 mins
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in walnuts, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loafpan.

  3. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.