This weekend our dear friend granny Dot passed away she was a very special lady and not scared of anything as you can see.
Every time I look at this picture I giggle there were 5 men trying to get this bull and goat back to their yard. Those men stood back and let the bull go where ever it wanted but not granny, she was raking pine straw and didn't have time to mess with this guy .. lol
Thank the Lord it's owner showed up with a bucket of feed.
She loved being in the yard and sharing not only the fruits and veggies she grew but also her flowers. She almost never came across the street empty handed every year she would bring me bowls of blueberries, blackberries and figs. She made wonderful strawberry fig preserves and she loved to share it along with her Lemon tea bread .
She shared her recipe for the bread years ago but only after I spent the day helping her bake about 10 loaves, so she could make sure I knew what I was doing.. lol I have only made it a couple of times since and it was good but hers were so much better .
It is a rainy day here in Savannah I think a little Lemon tea bread is just what I need to bring some sunshine into my day.
Sunshine wishes to each of you , Cherry
Granny Dot's Lemon Tea Bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons lemon rind, divided
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Beat softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add in the cup of sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk, beating at low speed just until blended, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon rind.
Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8x4 loaf pan.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Let cool in pan for a few minutes.
Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
Stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spoon over the top of bread, letting it drip down sides.
Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; sprinkle on top of bread.
makes one loaf