Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

Soft, mild aroma and taste, with a sugared top and fresh orange bites! This easy-to-make lemon loaf with icing will flavor all your afternoons 🙂

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The idea to bake a lemon loaf not only decorated with oranges but also flavored with orange icing came from a blog post on “The Farmer’s Daughter” about loaf with blood oranges and pink sugar icing made from them. At first, I was fascinated by the photos – I couldn’t stop looking at those pink and red shades 🙂 and only later I thought that when I was little, I used to bake similar pastries almost every weekend!

The loaf with raisins was one of my first self-made pastries. I brought his recipe from school – my classmates and I baked it during technology 🙂 lessons, and later I used to bake it very often at home. I still remember that gentle, sweet smell coming from the kitchen 🙂

I used to serve the loaf mostly with ice cream, sometimes with my mother’s made strawberry jam or frozen berries. Even more often, I divided the loaf dough into parts and placed it in a cupcake baking pan, seasoning it with chocolate or jam.

I haven’t made a loaf decorated with colored sugar icing and oranges, but I’m not really sure why 🙂 it’s very easy to make, and I just loved the taste. Lemon or any other – vanilla, chocolate, jam flavored – loaf, covered with pastel glaze and served with yellow or blood orange, maybe even lemon slices, will perfectly decorate your dessert table.

Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices
Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

Difficulty: We put everything together, mix, bake and decorate! And that’s it 🙂 It is not necessary to maintain the order to make this lemon loaf, if you add a little more of one ingredient than written in the recipe, the loaf will not get any worse.

Will I do it again? Yes! The loaf, it seems to me, goes well with vanilla ice cream, can be flavored with favorite jam or fruit, so there will be/was a frequent pastry in my kitchen 🙂

Who would I recommend? For everyone who loves sweetness and mild acidity – a combination of cake and lemon and orange.

Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices
Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

What ingredients you would need to make a lemon loaf?

  1. Butter. Soft, room-temperature butter will be needed to make a lemon loaf. Spun with sugar, the butter turns a slightly yellowish color, acquiring a soft, creamy texture. Use your favorite butter to make the loaf.
  2. White sugar.
  3. Eggs. I like to use eggs from the countryside, they are usually a bigger size. Eggs, as well as butter, should be at room temperature.
  4. Milk.
  5. Flour. I usually use wheat flour, you can sift it before cooking.
  6. Baking powder.
  7. A pinch of salt.
  8. Lemon juice and lemon peel. First, grate half a lemon peel, then squeeze the juice from it.
  9. Raisins. Before use, you can soak the raisins in warm water, they soften a bit. If you do not like raisins, you can replace them with other dried fruits or berries.
Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices
Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

How to make a lemon loaf?

First of all, take a large bowl, cream together room temperature butter and sugar (if mixed with a whisk – on medium speed) until it becomes light and very creamy.

After creaming the butter well, add in two large eggs, one at a time, and mix until completely incorporated. After this, slowly mix in milk and lemon juice (if using a stand mixer, mix it at low speed).

In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, and zest of a lemon and stir together. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until just combined. Add a handful of raisins and mix everything once again.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with butter or put in a piece of baking paper. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan, and bake for 40-50 minutes, until it will be gently brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the loaf pan.

Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

How to make the orange glaze and decorate the lemon loaf?

In a small bowl, mix together the juice from one orange, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 50 g icing sugar. If needed, add more icing sugar. The glaze should be not too runny, slowly flow.

Drizzle orange glaze over loaf. Add orange slices on top to decorate the loaf. Sprinkle some the icing sugar on the top.

Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

Course Dessert
Cuisine Lithuanian Cuisine
Keyword lemon loaf, loaf, orange, orange glaze, orange slices
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

You will need

For a lemon loaf

  • 110 g butter room temperature
  • 180 g white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 ml milk
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0,5 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Zest of half lemon
  • Handful of raisins

For an orange glaze

  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of melted
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • Orange slices for decoration

Instructions

  1. First of all, take a large bowl, cream together room temperature butter and sugar (if mixed with a whisk – on medium speed) until it becomes light and very creamy.

  2. After creaming the butter well, add in two large eggs, one at a time, and mix until completely incorporated. After this, slowly mix in milk and lemon juice (if using stand mixer, mix it on low speed).

  3. In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, and zest of a lemon and stir together. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until just combined. Add a handful of raisins and mix everything once again.

  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with butter or put in a piece of baking paper.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, and bake for 40-50 minutes, until it will be gently brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for couple of minutes before removing from the loaf pan.
  7. Prepare orange glaze. In a small bowl, mix together the juice from one orange, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 50 g icing sugar. If needed, add more of icing sugar. The glaze should be not too runny, slowly flow.
  8. Drizzle orange glaze over loaf. Add orange slices on top for decorate the loaf. Sprinkle some of icing sugar on the top.
Lemon loaf with orange glaze and orange slices

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