Saturday, August 11, 2012

what's cooking in my kitchen

First off thank you all for the wonderful comments ya'll leave on my blog. I enjoy getting them and try to answer any questions I get, either through a reply comment or a post. And this post will be for those of you who want to make the luscious Lemon Loaf. I have found some really good tips and recipes from the blogs that I follow, and am please to have people ask for some of the recipes I share! I'm not the creator of these wonderful things, but I do love to cook, and like to share what I make with you. I really just want to make you drool on your computer key boards!! hahaha
Oh and Candy C! The summer squash that I can in the soup starter is soft but not mushy. I've yet to try the plain stuff, but it looks as though it held it's shape nicely. If it's awful I'll tell you! And I'll share the soup starter recipe too. It's coming!
So with that said lets get busy. I have no pictures of this process because I didn't have the camera when I made it and I don't want to make you wait any longer! That and I have no more lemon extract. I gotta get some more though!
Here tis

Oh you wanted the recipe! My bad. I just thought you'd want the pic again!!! The recipe is below!

Starbucks Lemon Loaf
11/2 C flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder (yes both of them!)
1/2 t salt
1 C sugar
2  T butter, soft
3 eggs room temp
1 t vanilla
1/3 C lemon juice
2 t lemon extract
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 C oil
Mix dry. Cut in butter. Add wet. EXCEPT oil!! Mix well. Then add oil and mix again.  Pour in greased loaf pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 for 45 min of until toothpick comes out clean. So super easy. This loaf if light and crumbly. Goes great with some fresh raw milk too!

Glaze- if your into that sorta thing, and I am. So lets make it!
1 C powdered sugar
2 T milk
1/2 t lemon extract
Said to simmer until reduced by half.
I did this and it turned hard and not spreadable. (I might have over cooked it). So I dumped it and didn't cook it the second time! Let me know how yours turns out.
Have a great night all!
Oh and have no fear the ones who asked about the cookie recipe's they are coming!


  1. You sure have been busy. That cake looks really good.

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I've got it printed out! Thanks for the info about the canned squash too. I've always frozen it but I now have a pressure canner and want to try different things.

  3. If you keep putting these diabolically good recipes (with pictures, no less) up on your blog, I will have to start reading with my eyes closed....