Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lemoniest Little Lemon Loaf (Avid Bakers Challenge March 2015)

Assalamo Alaikum,

March brought fragrant Orange blossoms and beautiful sunshine right in my backyard( no bad feeling my readers with tons of snow ).March also brought Avid Baker's challenge really appropriate to this springy weather "Lemoniest Little Lemon Loaf" isn't this name sounds amazingly springy and bright.

This is my second challenge for Avid Bakers my first one is right here and you can learn all about Avid Bakers .Participating in all these challenge i have learned  lots of different techniques and different ingredients. As in this challenge , i have never used cornmeal so using it in my lemon loaf was something new!!

My over experience with this recipe by Christina Marsigliese from Scientifically Sweet was overall good i used the recipe as is from right here ,the crunchy exterior was really good but i might use little bit more lemon juice next to make it more lemony and also i might try it without cornmeal as biting into cornmeal was little annoying.And Make sure you visit other members and their  Lemony Loafs right here!!

Lemoniest Little Lemon Loaf


Flour 1 1/4 cup

Cornmeal 1/3 cup

Baking powder 1 tsp

Baking soda 1/4 tsp

salt 1/4 tsp

Eggs  2

Egg yolk 1

Lemon zest  1 1/2 tbsp

Pure Cane Sugar 2/3 cup

Lemon Juice  1/4 cup

Oil  1/3 cup


Preheat oven at 350F and line loaf pan with parchment paper or foil

Sift together Flour,Baking powder and baking soda then mix in Cornmeal

Beat eggs ,egg yolk , salt and lemon zest until frothy for about 40 seconds

Now gradually add sugar while beating the mixture until pale and almost white  in color and  tripled for about 5 minutes

Mix together oil and lemon juice

Now add 1/3 of flour mixture to egg mixture and gently fold in with wide and flat rubber spatula

Pour half of lemon oil mixture to it and

repeat until all the flour and lemon mixture is incorporated

Pour the batter  in prepared pan

and bake until top is brown for 30 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine didn't get really browned and i didn't wanted it to dry out so i took it out on 35 mins)