Williams Sonoma's Lemon Bread

"Yummy. Thats all I can say :) and super easy. I almost ate the whole thing by myself, then I remembered I not the only one who lives in my house! Ooops!"
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 lb. loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, stir and toss together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer with the flat beater attached, beat sugar and butter on medium speed until blended, 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture along with the milk and lemon zest. (I decided to add some juice to make it more lemony -- Taste the batter and use your own judgement.) Add juice. Beat until blended and smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Stir in pecans.
  • Spoon batter in prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted of loaf comes out clean, 40-55 minutes. (My oven tends to get a little hot, just keep your eyes on it at the end).
  • Lemon Syrup: In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon juice. Set aside, stirring occasionally; dont worry if the sugar does not dissolve completely.
  • Remove bread from oven and transfer pan to wire rack. Using a fork, gently poke the top in several places. Stir the syrup, then slowly drizzle over the hot bread. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn loaf out (loosening it with a knife around the sides helps) onto the rack, top side up, and let cool completely.

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  1. Delicious! We loved this moist, tangy lemon bread. I used the optional lemon juice and pecans. Also, I added 1/8 tsp. lemon extract to increase the lemon flavor. I baked the loaf for 55 minutes, covering with foil when the top started to brown. The tart and tangy lemon syrup really puts this bread over the top. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper! *Made for Fall 2008 My 3 Chefs*
  2. I love this, it was easy to make and delicious. I replaced the milk with whey from another recipe I was making. Perfect for a lemon party we're having.


  1. I love this, it was easy to make and delicious. I replaced the milk with whey from another recipe I was making. Perfect for a lemon party we're having.


Im a single young female who LOVES to cook (and bake). Im frequently asked by those around me to bring the dessert to everything. Im the type who can never make up her mind exactly what to bring because I want to bake and take EVERYTHING! I work at the local hospital in the dialysis unit. I love my job. Learning new experiences and actually making a difference in peoples lives really puts a bounce in my step. Im happy :) Baking is my passion. I started cooking young and my first conquest was scrambled eggs and french toast! I love cookbooks and sometimes I have to get rid of some to make room for more! My absolute favorite is Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook (i havent make many things out of it but I love it because the pictures look yummy!)
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