Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lemon Bread

Christmas is only 10 days away, and the year has gone by so fast that before you realize...2014 is just around the corner. I wish I had something more exciting to post, other than my average baking stuff. This super lemony and not too sweet bread was so easy to make and not planning to bother to post it...only when half of a loaf was gone, that I decided to take a photo of it and said..."why not?"...so here it is, and the recipe is right inside the container of the glazed chopped lemon peel that is only available at this time of the year, along with the glazed candied cherries and pineapples that brings back such great memories from years of past Christmas!
As you can see, this is a Florida local product and it's quite fresh and extremely potent in lemon flavor.
This past Saturday morning; since the sun decided to come out for a change after every day of cloudy and rainy weather, it was so nice to browse around and check out the little Green Market...much smaller than the one we have in West Palm Beach...but this was a really nice way to spend an hour by myself!
 
 
As I was passing through, I noticed this Rasta man weaving what it seemed like palm tree leaves at the flower stand.
 
There were all kind of local vendors selling different things...including homemade breads, rolls, and pastries; jams, jellies, handmade jewelry, candles, soaps, clothes...you name it!
 
What you see in the background are some colorful Tye-dye materials...notice the Intracoastal water on the right side...gentle breeze, and perfect mild and pleasantly warm temperature in the middle of December.
This is the bridge from Lake Worth that takes you across to the island of Palm Beach...otherwise known as S. Ocean Blvd.
The building in the background is a small hotel that used the be the Howard Johnson, years ago..same building, just remodeled.
Of all things...I was able to find some amazing and lovely peppers, hot, and sweet. I promised my granddaughter Gabby that I would make some pepper jelly for her. She loves the pepper jelly that my daughter buys for her at the WPB Green Market and that one is soo good, not too hot, and not too sweet. Hope I can make one just as good. Did google a few, and found some other good recipes on Pinterest. I love this basket, which I got from Goodwill for $1.99  last year!
 
Thank you for your continuous support, and friendship...I hope you are all doing well and getting ready for a wonderful holiday season! xo

22 comments:

  1. love the way that loaf looks... especially the color... the snaps are beautiful, just worth the time spent all by yourself...

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  2. Beautiful fluffy looking loaf (I love lemon baked goods) and that market is in such a pretty place!

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    1. Emma, the Green Market is so close...even could walk there within 20 minutes. It's been open for one month now; every Saturday morning...rain, or shine! I know how much you love lemon baked goods...been seeing them on your beautiful blog!

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  3. May New Year bring more happiness to us, have a lovely week ahead!

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  4. Elisabeth, you live in a very beautiful city. I love sweet tangy baked goods. Your lemon bread looks right up my alley. Look forward to your pepper jelly!
    Have a wonderful week ahead, Elisabeth!
    Angie

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    1. Angie, thank you...I do have to remind myself, especially in the cold winter season how much I appreciate living here in S. Florida. We really have a beautiful city...Lake Worth is just a few minutes away going over the bridge, and of course West Palm Beach...also over the bridge further north...both are just a matter of 10 minutes by car!

      Sure will be making the pepper jelly...already picked out 3 recipes to adapt from:)

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  5. Nagyon finom lehet először azt hittem valami sütemény? Csodás az idő felétek! Kellemes készülődést az ünnepekre!

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    1. Éva, süteménynek is lehet számitani, mert kissé édes, de inkább kenyér formája van. Nálunk az idő most kissé hüvösebb mint nyáron, de nem hülik le nagyon a levegő...talán Januárban egy két hétre!

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  6. You know how much I love lemony baked goods... so, this is a definite yum! I also look forward to seeing the pepper jelly, if you're going to post it :) We're still getting ready for the big day at home. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Michael, as soon as I can find some pectin for my pepper jelly, I will make it right away...have plenty of empty jelly jars! As for the lemony baked goods...they are also my very favorite, as well:)

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  7. I love each and every photo...I love that blue dress...is that Lora? I want that blue dress!

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    1. Thank you Patty...LOL I also love that dress; but the lady did not know I took the photo...besides, Lora is half her size...has blond hair, and much younger than the woman in the photo...she looks more my age!

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  8. what lovely lemon bread! I love it!!x

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  9. Nagyon fincsi lehet a citromos kenyérkéd, jól hangzik a recept! :) Milyen jó, hogy felétek ilyen kellemes idő van, és a piac is tetszik, bizony el tudnék tölteni egy-két órát nézelődéssel! :)

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  10. Elizabeth, I wish you could send me some of that beautiful weather you’re having! We are having cold blustery snowy days! I guess I can’t complain…it is December! Your lemon loaf looks so moist and luscious! I love lemon and this looks perfect to enjoy with my tea!

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  11. I wish we could get that glazed chopped lemon peel here in Canada! Lemon breads are such a nice accompaniment to a hot cup of tea or coffee. How lovely to browse all the vendor's stalls at this time of year...in shorts and dresses no less! I'm sure your pepper jelly will be perfect! Best wishes for a lovely Christmas and may the new year bring you renewed good health and much happiness.

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  12. Nagyon szépet sütöttél! És milyen gyönyörű idő van nálatok! Nálunk miden szürke és hideg :-)

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  13. We love lemon anything in our house. Your lemon bread looks perfect. I wish I was in your warm city, it's too cold where I live.

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  14. Elisabeth, let me take a deep breath! Hmmmm...I swear I can smell your lemony bread hee...hee...! I've tried a recipe from a packaged ingredient but sadly it did not turn out too well. I see that the Farmers Market is quite a nice place to take a stroll with interesting things to see and buy. You have lots of palm trees over there just like here in Malaysia :)

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  15. I love anything with lemon... and this bread will definitely be one. The lemon always brightens up anything and just as where you are... the sun shows up and everything looks cheery and bright!
    guess who is going to Florida? yes that's me and my family. the farthest south we will be going to tho is vero beach unless i will be able to persuade my family to go further south haha.
    enjoy the rest of the holidays!
    malou

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  16. Hi Elizabeth,

    Nice to see that Christmas at Florida looks very bright and cheerful... We are the same here but can be extremely HOT due to heat wave - SWEAT!

    Your lemon bread looks delicious... I realise too that most recipes recommend by store-bought products are usually good being triple tested as they do have their reputations at stake :p

    Zoe

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