Lemon Tea Bread

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 12 servings


The lemon glaze adds an extra hint of sweetness to bake-and-serve bread.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 8- or 9-inch loaf pan.

flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar, oil, lemon juice and lemon peel in small mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture alternately with evaporated milk just until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan; brush top of bread with Glaze. Serve warm or cool completely on wire rack.

lemon juice and sugar in small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook for about 1 minute.


by C. Carol , Stilesville, NH on Jan. 2011

Very good recipe and it was a big hit....love the lemon glaze

Best of Lemon

by J. Jeanne , Huntertown, IN on Jul. 2009

This moist delicious bread is wonderful with the tart flavor of lemon. My 88 year old mother-in-law stated that it is the best she ever had. Even the ends of the bread is as great as the center.

Lemon Tea Bread

by V. Virginia , Smithville, on May. 2009

I made this for a morning meeting to go along with our breakfast coffee.There wasn't a crumb left because everyone just loved it and wanted the recipe.


by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Mar. 2009

A refresing sweet bread for a spring evening dessert.

Great Brunch Idea

by L. Linnett , TAVARES, FL on Mar. 2009

Seems like it fits the ticket for my Sunday School class of special dieters. Sounds like a delight for a spring Sunday morning treat! Great idea!!

Lemon Tea Bread

by E. Eileen , Pa on Jan. 2009

Excellent,delicious recipe!This is so moist,lemony and just the right dense texture.It's very similar to a pound cake.Definitely a keeper


by C. Carent , Houston, TX on Oct. 2008

Super easy great with coffee for those cold days.

Lemon Tea Bread

by C. CAROL , IOLA, KS on Jun. 2008

This is wonderful and so moist. Great for a gift to a special friend.


by s. sandra , CHICKAMAUGA, GA on Apr. 2008

I needed to fix a desert for my family for the next day, yea up all night! Not this time! I found this recipe and they loved it! I did melt chok chips and drizzle all over lemon icing! GREAT!! THANKS SO MUCH!! I will use this in alot of ways, I think omit the lemon and add coco with coffee icing!!

Lemon Tea Bread

by D. Diane , KALISPELL, MT on Mar. 2008

The flavor and texture was very good. Easy to make up. The glaze added the extra lemon taste without overpowering. Have made it in a bread pan and in a cake pan. Prefer the 8 inch square cake pan. Lemon lovers will love this lemon-ey delight.