Ostara Celebration | Sweet Lemon Bread Recipe

Celebrate Ostara night with this traditional pagan recipe.

A delicious Lemony Sweet bread with a simple glaze

Pagan Sweet Lemon Bread Recipe

 

PREP TIME   ||   COOK TIME   ||   TOTAL TIME
   20 min               1hr 15min            1hr 35 min     

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest zest from 1 lemon
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 medium lemon) 22 ml
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (270 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (4 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar (276 grams)
  • 3/4 cup butter softened (170 grams)
  • 3 eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup milk  (177 ml)

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius), grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 1/4 cups sugar, add the softened butter and with a pastry blender blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the lemon zest.

  3. In a small bowl add eggs and beat lightly with a fork add milk and mix until combined, then pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
  4. In prepared loaf pan add the batter and bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours (or until tooth pick comes out clean). Cool then move to a wire rack.
  5. In a small pot add 4 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, over medium heat stirring constantly bring to a boil until thickened. With a pastry brush, brush syrup over the top of the bread. Enjoy!

Source: an italian in my kitchen