Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Key Lime Quick Bread

In my eyes, Fall and Spring are the seasons for quick bread. I absolutely love this Key Lime Bread during the Spring/Summer because it just screams summer time! You could have a slice of this for breakfast, dessert or snack. I think this bread is beautiful with the flecks of green from the zest. It adds a special detail for sure. I found this recipe on a blog that I follow. It is most definitely a keeper. 

2 eggs
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 of cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 key limes (If you can't find key limes, use 2 regular limes)

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 key limes

Preheat oven to 325.

Lightly spray one loaf pan with pam. Set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs. Beat your sugar and oil in. Add zest (1 tbs) and lime juice (2 tbs). Set aside. 

In another mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Stir with a fork. 

Slowly beat your flour mixture into your key lime mixture. Beat just until both mixtures are combined. 

Pour batter into your loaf pan and bake 35-45 minutes. My oven usually bakes it in 35 minutes, but every oven is different. Keep an eye on it. When your bread is done, a toothpick will come out clean. 

Allow bread to cool for about 30 minutes inside the loaf pan before you remove it to continue cooling. 

To make glaze, squeeze lime juice (I used about 2 tbs) and about 1/2 tbs of zest to your powdered sugar. If your mixture is too thick add more juice or a little water. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over the top of your bread and slice. Enjoy! 

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