Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wubbzy Bread (AKA lemony lemon bread)

Ok this bread has nothing to do with the show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy... except maybe that they are both yellow but I am fairly sure any of you out there that have toddlers know of Wubbzy... That cute little... uhhhh catlikething? On Nick Jr. Well when I stumbled upon this recipe at the Glorious Treats blog it was exactly what I thought of and a little voice in my head rang "Wow Wow Lemony Lemon Bread"! I was contemplating making it for Christmas presents for a few special people BUT.... I never got around to it. So here it is...Delicious Lemony Lemon Bread!


I suppose it really is more like a cake than a bread, we could even call it a pound cake, but throw anything into a loaf pan and it instantly becomes bread! Right? Who's with me!? Oh... Well, Anyways... Here is the recipe for this amazing bread. Your taste buds will go WOW... wow? OK I'm done.



3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups sugar
8 large eggs, at room temperature
grated lemon zest (from about 3 large lemons)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups (4 sticks)  butter, melted and cooled (and I actually used 2 sticks salted and 2 unsalted)
1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

~ For the Lemon Syrup 
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar


~ For the Lemon Glaze 
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2-4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Making the Lemon Cakes (Recipe yields two 9"x5" loaves)
Preheat oven to 350*F.  You can spray sides and bottom of pans with non-stick cooking spray. Then line bottom of pans with parchment paper and spray the paper as well or I love the idea of using a sprayed pan, lined (with a little extra hanging off the sides to act as handles) aluminum foil which is sprayed as well. Please see below for more details...

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl.

Blend the sugar, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until combined.  Slowly add the melted butter, while mixing.  Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined.  Use a rubber spatula to fold in the flour mixture, one third at a time, until all the flour is combined or set your electric mixer on low the key is to  not overmix!
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.  Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes, rotate the pans, reduce the oven temperature to 325*F and bake another 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Let cool in the pans for 15 minutes.

My finger accidentally fell onto the spatula when I was bringing it to the sink, then accidentally into my mouth... I think this happened about 4 or 5 times. Sometimes my hands have a mind of their own... I cant control it! But I think when I am 90 and have 10 cats I'll make this batter again and sit alone on my couch with a spoon. Don't judge me!

I've tried making breads time and time again and it never fails its crumbles on the bottom and sticks to the pan. I have finally learned to safe guard myself and spray the pan, then mold aluminum foil and spray that as well. Its like handles to remove the bread and comes out stick free! I love it!
While the loaves are cooling make the syrup! 
In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Once dissolved, continue to cook for 3 more minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.
Use a toothpick to poke holes in the tops and sides of the loaves.
Brush the tops and sides of the loaves with the lemon syrup.  Let the syrup soak into the cake and brush again.  Let the cakes cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

I however, being ridiculously impatient, let the cakes cool for only around 20 minutes then topped with the lemon glaze. 





This is by far the best lemon bread I have ever had! Moist, succulent, taste-bud tingling. I love it... I plan to dream about it tonight. Wubbzy and I will be having high tea and eating Lemony Lemon bread. I am not crazy, promise. Enjoy your night everyone :) 

14 comments :

  1. Lemon bread always reminds me of my mom. Having a skice fir breakfast is such a great way to start the day.

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  2. I just pinned this! Would love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance. This looks soooo goood!
    http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/01/taking-timeout-thursday-no-13.html

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  3. I would love to share this with your readers! I'll head on over right now... thanks for the opportunity :)

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  4. Can't wait to make this! Lemony lemon...YUMMY!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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  5. Hi! Im visiting from 52 mantels. I love lemon anything.. I cant wait to try this! I pinned it :)

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  6. Yum! I will have to try this very soon! Looks fabulous! I found you from 52 mantels and am a new follower :)

    http://myroadtosavings.blogspot.com

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  7. That looks AMAZING! I love lemon cake/bread/cookies anything, really! I'm jealous of people with mad baking skills.

    Thanks for linking this up!!

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    1. Thanks for the invitation to link up! Stay tuned for a new blog post today! :)

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  8. The recipe says "sift both flours." Is there a second flour missing from the ingredients list or am I reading it wrong?

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    1. I am sorry it's a typo! Should be "sift THE flour"! :)

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  9. Thank goodness for the internet history thing on the computer. I came across this recipe yesterday via Pinterest and it looked absolutely amazing until I got to the ingredients list and saw sour cream (I have food related migraine triggers and sour cream is one of them.) so I didn't pin it and then later I came across a sour cream substitute that I think would work with this recipe and was disappointed in myself for not pinning it. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

    *P.s. for anyone in the same boat or anyone who isn't keen on sour cream, the substitute is Greek yogurt.

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    1. Tiffany thank you so much for your thoughtful substitution! I am so glad you were able to make this recipe work for you and possibly help someone else going through the same thing! I think the tartness of the Greek yogurt will pair wonderfully with the lemon! Enjoy and let me
      Know how it goes when you make it :)

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  10. I love lemons and anything lemon with glaze on it. Your bread looks fantastic, I can't wait to bake it and compare it to my recipe, thanks! http://www.cookeatdelicious.com/fruit-recipes/lemons-recipes/luscious-lemon-bread-cake-recipe.html

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  11. Raven- I love anything with lemon too! Your bread looks amazing also. Thanks for stopping by :)

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